Tips, Tricks & Trends

A Bently Bentayga Van Designed for the Elite?

The update we recently saw for the Bentley Bentayga is pretty impressive. According to auto evolution, the SUV is a vehicle choice in the “new money” vein. It’s the type of SUV that you buy when you sign a pro athletic contract or land your first big part in a Hollywood film. But what about the elite CEOs and others who want a chauffeur to drive them around in an elite minivan office space? The Bentley Bentayga is ideal. We just wish it was real.

a press photo of a black Bentley Bentayga SUV
Bentley Bentayga | Bentley

Bentleys are one of these things in life that are just kind of fun to dream about. You can dream about owning one. Or, you can dream about driving one. You can even dream up new models and forms for the Bentley. This Bentayga van is the perfect example of Bentley dreams. If you can get behind the idea of an exquisite van, you’ll love this Bentley Bentayga van rendering. However, it will forever remain the rendering of a dreamer. Unless Bentley decides a van is a must-have in their exclusive lineup.

The Bentayga Speed has distinctive color accents and quiver-leather upholstery.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed interior | Bentley

Bentley Bentayga SUV to van rendering

This rendering by wb.artist20 shows how you could translate the SUV design into a big-bodied luxury van. It’s rugged and plush with the distinct Bentley appeal. Except that it’s huge. Stretched longer and taller, this Bentley Bentayga would certainly accommodate a full upscale office space on wheels.

Or a really posh private school soccer team. Honestly, the world is your oyster when you can afford a $200,000 minivan. If $200,000 is no big deal for your budget, why wouldn’t you want your driver to cart you around in a Bentley van?

RELATED: People Complain About These Mercedes Sprinter Van Model Years the Most

Exterior and interior style

Now you’ve seen this awesome rendering. It paints a pretty nice picture of the exterior. It’s very Bentley. And a little chunky and cool for a van, don’t you think? In fact, we have to agree with auto evolution that it resembles a Mitsubishi Delica D:5. It’s no Honda Odyssey, that’s for sure. Not that we have anything against the Odyssey. It’s just that a Honda Odyssey isn’t the kind of minivan you dream up and create renderings of. Well, unless that’s your job.

Mitsubishi Delica Off-Road conversion | Platinum
Mitsubishi Delica Off-Road conversion | Platinum

Anyway….what about the interior of this Bentley Bentayga van deluxe dream? It would probably take a lot of notes from the Bentley Bentayga SUV that’s already in production. But of course, it will also need to implement some ideas from larger passenger cars as well.

dash view of the Bentley Bentayga interior
Bentley Bentayga interior | Bentley

RELATED: Is This the Next Ram All-Electric Van?

Bentley Bentayga SUV

As far as the Bentley Bentayga SUV is concerned, the general consensus over at Car and Driver is that it’s awesome. Expensive? Sure, the Bentayga is costly. But that’s the point, right?

“This ultraluxury SUV offers all the comfort of a leather-filled parlor plus plenty of tech features, a trio of powerful engine choices, and enough cargo space that you can schlep home a few cases of Montrachet when the wine cellar needs restocking. Supple upholstery, rich wood trims, and real metal accents commingle with modern infotainment touchscreens and wireless connectivity features.”

Car and Driver

RELATED: 2021 Honda Odyssey Gets Facelift, Tweaks, More Tech

The only SUV that compares to the Bentley Bentayga is the Rolls Royce Cullinan. When you put that into perspective and then throw in the Bentley van that exists only in our imaginations, you get some serious wishes for a real Bentley Bentayga van. Alas, it will likely live forever only in our mind’s eye. I don’t know about you, but now I’m imagining a Rolls Royce Cullinan van, too.

2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan | Rolls-Royce