By Adam Ferraresi, November 3, 2022
The Bentayga Odyssean Edition is the latest ultra-limited model from Bentley. It is exclusive to just 70 examples for worldwide markets. The company claims that the Odyssean Edition is the most sustainable Bentayga to date… please Bentley don’t insult the intelligence of your buyers and that of the casual reader. The Bentayga Odyssean Edition is a plug-in hybrid, curiously the official press release doesn’t mention the term “plug-in hybrid” anywhere, just hybrid. That’s because plugin-hybrids are actually no more efficient than petrol-engine equivalents, by definition this limited edition Bentayga is not sustainable. A plugin hybrid is more like a stain on sustainability.
We’ve tested plugin hybrids, and let’s just say the power and performance are compromised and the mpg range isn’t as groundbreaking as you would come to believe. Plug-in hybrids are fake electric cars, built for lab tests and tax breaks. But the average Bentley buyer simply doesn’t care, they are looking for the Bentley bespoke experience, the wood, leather, and command style driving position.
Bentley buyers could save money and just buy the VW Touareg which offers a comparatively diluted experience because both share the same mechanical platform and underlying technology. Anyway, the following are the key facts you need to know about the Bentayga Odyssean Edition PHEV.
The Bentayga Odyssean Edition is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 Hybrid that produces 462PS (456PS) with 700 Nm (516lb.ft)The . New 18 kWh battery brings an improved electric-only range to at least 28 miles (45 km) WLTP.
Environmentally friendly materials include tweed upholstery panels and Open Pore Koa veneers.
Exclusive craftsmanship and styling including ombré embroidery includes a unique to-model three-colour interior, unique and bespoke to Odyssean.
The Odyssean Edition rides on Unique 22” wheels with Pale Brodgar accents.
Six Curated Designs with further choices from Bentley’s full exterior palette of more than 60 colours, plus endless bespoke options.
Pale Brodgar accents to exterior brightware complement the natural tones of the six curations.
The Odyssean is available to order now in November, and production is scheduled to begin in Q1 2023. Pricing will be revealed in due course.