Bentley’s big unveiling of the limited-edition Mulliner Batur coupe at last week’s Monterey Car Week brought one obvious question: Where to from here?
The Batur is powered by Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine and delivers over 545kW and 100Nm – but, perhaps more importantly, the company has also described the sleek coupe as a preview of the styling it will apply to its future electric vehicles.
An obvious starting point for full electrification is the SUV shape, with buyers consistently flocking to the high-riders, thus making it a critical revenue opportunity for any new era of styling and powertrain.
In March, before the Batur had been revealed, our mate Theo Throttle rendered a small Bentayga-inspired model, in line with Bentley’s confirmation that its first EV would be a relatively compact SUV – although Theo’s rendering was a more conventional combustion model.
This week, Theo has delivered a look at how a next-generation Bentayga might look with the Batur’s styling themes. And if we ignore the exhaust openings at the rear, this could also be a compelling preview of an electric Bentayga.
2026 Bentley Bentayga rendering by Theo Throttle
What do you think of the look?
Like the Batur, the renderings represent a major leap away from Bentley’s fairly iconic design language, but it could prove popular with the brand’s target market.
The company’s first electric vehicle – that smaller model mentioned earlier – isn’t due until 2025, but an electric Bentayga would likely follow quickly.
Of course, a plug-in hybrid Bentayga exists already, with around 30 to 50km of electric-only driving range, but a full-electric model will soon become an expectation for buyers.
For more on Bentley’s electrification plans, see our story linked below.