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The Robb Report has named the Bentayga as its SUV of the Year.  The announcement is part of the magazine’s annual write-up on the most anticipated luxury products.

“This outstanding acknowledgement from Robb Report is a testament to the continued momentum of the Bentayga,” said Michael Winkler, President and CEO of Bentley Motors Inc. “The Bentayga has created a new category of SUV that redefines the luxury category and offers a breadth of performance, design and technological abilities. This go-anywhere vehicle is changing what it means to drive an SUV.”

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Bentley began building their first SUV in November and the first customer deliveries began in May.  So far, the reviews from journalists who’ve had access to early models has been very positive.  Many have been tentative on the looks (the purists cry, “a Bentley SUV?!”) but once they’ve sampled the luxurious interior and impressive performance, they’ve are won over.

Bentley has won over customers too.  Orders for the new Bentayga are currently nine months deep.  The company had expected to build 3,500 2017 Bentaygas, but may be able to sell over 5,000 before the first model year run is over.

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Robb Report’s editor-in-chief, Brett Anderson, said of their process, “Choosing among the most exceptional products, services, designs, and destinations to be found anywhere in the world is certainly no mean task for the editorial staff.”

“The process began a year ago, and in the end our final decisions are guided not only by our obsessive passion for absolute quality – that’s a given – but also by the people, places and creations that speak to our imaginations in a language uniquely their own.” You can read the rest of the Robb Report’s Best of the Best issue  at robbreport.com/bestofthebest.