British luxury car-maker Bentley has opened bookings for its SUV, the Bentayga, in India for a whopping Rs 2 crore. An enquiry by IBTimes India to Bentley's only Indian dealership at New Delhi has confirmed the company will start delivering the vehicle in India after six months. That means the launch of the Bentley SUV in India, which claims to be the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world, is expected in May-June 2016.
The booking amount of Rs 2 crore makes it clear that the Bentayga will be the most expensive SUV in India. The SUV is priced at Rs 4.2 crore (3.98 million yuan) in China. When higher import duties is added, the expected ex-showroom price in India hovers around Rs 6 crore.
The Crewe-based brand rolled out the first Bentayga from its plant on 28 November. The first SUV model of the brand, the Bentayga was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The SUV retains the family design language inspired by the Continental GT and Flying Spur luxury cars. The vehicle adds the sporty bits such as LED headlamps, muscular haunches, roof rails and a stylish tailgate with a sloping rear window. It also boasts of a fine cabin with the detailing in metal, wood and leather.
The SUV rides on the MLB Evo platform that also underpins the second-generation Audi Q7. An all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine develops 600bhp and a mammoth 900Nm of torque, delivering a 0-100kmph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 301kmph.