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Bentley’s PHEVs to stay on sale in international markets even after the introduction of its first EV.

According to Bentley’s Beyond100 plan, the carmaker was to introduce five new electric models by 2030 following the launch of its first EV in 2025. However, the company has now opted to push the launch of its first electric model to 2026, and deliveries will commence later that year. The brand will use this delay to develop the V8 plug-in hybrid system for its future hybrid vehicle range. 

  1. First Bentley EV international deliveries to begin in 2026
  2. Continental GT, GTC, Flying Spur will be heavily updated 
  3. Bentayga will be the only model to have an ICE option until 2026

Bentley EV to be based on VW’s PPE architecture

While Bentley has confirmed that the upcoming EV will be a completely new model, CEO Adrian Hallmark admitted that a direct replacement for the Bentayga SUV would be a ‘gamble’ for a debut EV. The upcoming Bentley EV will be based on Volkswagen Group’s PPE architecture. It is also confirmed that the first EV will be built at Bentley’s Crewe plant, as it commits a GBP 2.5 billion (about Rs 22,560 crore) investment to the site, along with a research and development strategy scaled over the next decade with a focus on sustainability.

Bentley PHEV plans 

Bentley claims that a delay in the PPE programme led to the brand postponing its EV. This delayed launch, however, will be utilised in development of autonomous technologies including an updated low-speed driving assistant and a wheel-curb avoidance system. Additionally the launch of new high-performance PHEV utilising a V8 engine is imminent, which will replace the now-discontinued W12.

Bentley has also confirmed that the Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur will be updated later this year; the V8 and W12 engines with be replaced by new hybrid units in the future. The Bentley Bentayga will continue to have a 550hp, 4.0-litre V8 engine option until 2026, and the V6 PHEV range will be retained as well. 

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Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid launched at Rs 5.25 crore

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