The Bentayga is expected to be Bentley’s first standalone EV in 2026. It will use the state-of-the-art SSP61 matrix inspired by Porsche for all VW Group premium brands. In total, CEO Adrian Hallmark has promised us five new electric Bentleys by the end of 2030. Before then, we expect to see major upgrades for the Continental GT and Flying Spur. Over the next twelve months, the V-6 hybrid will increase in power, torque and electric range. It remains to be seen whether the more powerful V-8 hybrid confirmed for Audi and Porsche will also find Bentley. In terms of design, check out the flashy Batur coupe (pictured) for inspiration.
While the Brits are still tight-lipped about their EV plans, we’re expecting not just five but possibly six battery-powered models. In addition to the 2026 Bentayga, the Crewe grapevine predicts an electric Continental GT replacement in 2027 followed by an electric Flying Spur sedan in 2028. Alternatively, the brand could position the next sedan further up the market, reinventing the much-loved Mulsanne. Another secret addition to the lineup could be a full-size luxury utility vehicle aimed at the Rolls Royce Cullinan. For all of these EVs, we expect fast-charging batteries, a driving range of up to 450 miles, and big increases in power and torque. The new model could help increase Bentley’s production from 15,000 to 20,000 units a year by 2030.