Bentley Bentayga Hybrid running costs

The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be expensive to run by any standard, but should be cheaper than its pure-petrol siblings

Insurance group Warranty Service interval 2019/20 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
50 Three years / unlimited miles One year / 10,000 miles TBC

Despite the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology, the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be an expensive car to run.

The more you plug it in, the more money you’ll save, although with just 16 miles of electric range, the vast majority of drivers will need to make regular use of the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.

On paper, the non-hybrid 4.0-litre V8 and 6.0-litre W12 variants in the Bentayga range are capable of between 20 and 21.7mpg, with real-world figures likely to be even lower. The 3.0-litre V6 hybrid should better these numbers, but we’re not talking about Toyota Prius levels of efficiency here: when fuel economy is finally confirmed, expect less than 30mpg.

CO2 emissions are also awaiting confirmation, which means it isn’t yet possible to calculate company-car tax for the Bentayga Hybrid. However, 20% taxpayers should expect to see a figure of around £5,000, with 40% taxpayers forking out twice as much.

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid insurance group

With a price tag of £130,500, it’s no surprise that the Bentayga Hybrid falls into insurance group 50; the highest, most expensive available. This means insuring yourself on the Bentayga will likely cost a small fortune.

Warranty

The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid comes with the firm’s three-year warranty, with unlimited miles permitted within that timeframe.

Servicing

Bentley recommends that the Bentayga Hybrid is serviced annually or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The company offers a ‘4+’ fixed-price servicing deal for customers: interim services every 10,000 miles or in years five, seven, nine, 11 and 13 costs £649, while a ‘major’ service every 20,000 miles or in years four, six, eight, 10, 12 and 14 costs £999.

Prices include parts, labour and VAT.

Road tax

Until CO2 emissions are confirmed, it’s too early to say how much Vehicle Excise Duty – often colloquially referred to as road tax – will cost. However, with Bentley promising a figure of less than 99g/km, the first year of registration should cost £120 at most.

For five years thereafter, the Bentayga Hybrid will incur a £300, surcharge because it costs more than £40,000. This means registration years two to six should see you paying no more than £455 annually, falling to £135 a year after that.