Last Call: Is it just me or does the Bentayga already look old?

Before I get into this I want to say that I really like the Bentayga. I think the ultra-luxury SUV fits perfect for the brand and I’ve adored every single one that I’ve valeted. However, I feel like the design is already old and needs to be updated. The Continental’s facelift made it look a little sleeker and a little less… fat. The Bentayga though still looks a little overweight in my opinion. Obviously it’s an SUV so it’s going to be big but I think its something about the front grille and headlights. I think if they pull it back a little bit and slope it just a hair it would look really fresh. Nothing crazy, just a little a few adjustments. Thoughts?

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My name is Colby Buchanan and I love all things car-related all the way from rusted 240sx's to McLaren Senna's and of course I have a soft spot for American Muscle. You can spot me in my bone stock '06 350z named MackenZ.


  1. You’re right, If you look at the front 3/4 view and squint a little it looks like a sized up PT Cruiser, and not in a good way.

    1. If anybody wanted to buy my PT Cruiser for 3/4 the price of a Bentayga, I’d be okay with that… 😉

  2. It looks like a crass statement of conspicuous consumption and privilege. And, it’s a friggin’ SUV… who gives a #@&%?

    1. They have the option of a tourbillon (don’t get me started, it’s a wrist watch movement) in the dash, 150k, limited to four/year because that’s
      the rate they can make those. There’s a reason why people invented quartz watches, which are perfect for automotive applications.

      According to one of their managers ca. six years ago, if you were in the market for an SUV and wanted to spend well above 200k there was nothing you could buy (Cayennes are only so expensive, and the 200k one would look just like the 100k one to your neighbors) Now Bentley has something for you…
      Seriously, they said that – not the Cayenne bit though, they can’t bash the sister brand on record.

      I was so close to pull the trigger, but went for a PT Cruiser and squinting after I’ve read the comment from SlowJoeCrow.

  3. The decision has been forced upon me to look into another new car, thanks to the Subaru Outback, which conveniently decided to catch fire, probably thanks to a rodent chewing through something and spilling volatiles which pooled into the skid pan.

    What I need is the Hooniverse answer to the question “With what do I replace a brown, manual station wagon.” I could ask Jalopnik of course, but their answers will be either outrageously predictable or predictably outrageous, with little in between. I’d like an in-between answer, if there is one.

    It’s been written off already, but we haven’t had a value put on it yet. I’m guessing no more than AU$10,000, probably more like $8,000 though.

    The Outback was doing it’s job just fine, but I must acknowledge that ours has some major defects that were probably unique to this car, but was enough to put us off Subaru for now. In terms of size it was just about perfect though.
    It needs to be available in Australia.
    Auto (5 or 6 speed preferred) or manual.
    Station wagon or medium SUV (Not hatchbacks).
    Nothing too exotic enginewise (ie. regular unleaded, probably non-turbo unless it’s diesel)
    Mechanically simple and easy to maintain. 2WD/FWD would be fine.
    Leather seats would be nice if possible – our kids are three and five years old and spill things. We can live with cloth – reality will dictate whether or not we can afford the sort of car that comes with leather seats I think.

    So far I am thinking:
    VW Tiguan
    Hyundai i30
    Toyota Kluger

    Help a Hoon out – any thoughts would be appreciated.

    1. Mazda6/Atenza wagon exists in your realm. Also, CX-5. My 6 sedan serves me well, though I would rather have the wagon.

      1. Good call. We overlooked the 6 when we were shopping around the last time – it didn’t have much offroad/towing capability. It’s worth a look now with our new priorities.

        1. It may also come with a diesel option too, my brother has the previous model 6 wagon in diesel and enjoys not having to put up with the Australian weekly-ish fuel price cycle.

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