The four-seat Bentley Bentayga’s interior is the definition of palatial

Suddenly a Bentley SUV makes sense
by Vijay Pattni | Jul 18, 2020
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According to Bentley, something that has “the greatest breadth of ability of any car on the road.” Anyone who’s ever driven a rental car or bought a cheap, run-it-into-the-ground snotter may disagree, but there’s no denying the Bentayga’s ability.

You can enjoy its ability with six other passengers, or four, the Bentayga being offered in seven- and five-seat variants. But Bentley says that one in five of the last-generation Bentayga—that’s some 4,000 SUVs—were spec’d as straight-up four seaters.

A bit like a posh limo, albeit one with the dimensions of a small tank. Step forth, then, friends, into the Bentley Bentayga Four Seat Comfort Specification.

That looks...commodious.

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Bentley has upped the max recline angle from 32 to 40 degrees, and increased the fore-and-aft travel by 35mm. Which has resulted in more kneeroom in the reclined position by 100mm.

That’s a fair bit of additional space. Your knees will thank you. If knees could talk.

The seats, too, look comfortable.

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They should be. Bentley has completely redesigned each seat for this new Bentayga, and they all have a new, more sculptured shape—especially around the shoulders—in order “to provide an even greater level of comfort that further improves on the industry-recognized benchmark for seat comfort.”

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Yes, there are benchmarks for seat comfort. Lamborghini may have misplaced this memo. But then, Lamborghini. So, y’know.

Does it come with more toys?

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Naturally. In addition to heated/ventilated rear seats, you get six different massage programs, a winged ‘comfort’ headrest, and a rear center console allowing for more storage and two more USB charging sockets. There’s a leather-trimmed backboard with a diamond-quilted ski hatch to separate thine own rear from the boot.

The new toys are controlled via an excellent-looking five-inch tablet—like the one used in the new Flying Spur—that controls those fancy new seats, media, satnav, mood lighting, and blinds. Have a glass of something chilled and go wild, we say.

How exactly do I have a glass of something chilled?

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Tick the box marked ‘Mulliner Console Bottle Cooler,’ and you get a fully integrated drinks cooler for a 750ml bottle of your choice, and a pair of handcrafted crystal flutes.

Get the champagne ready.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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