The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid would be the second plug-in hybrid within the firm’s lineup. And the model is bestowing it with a particular mannequin referred to as the Odyssean Version to kick it off. It has some distinctive inside options that Bentley claims are extra sustainable, however we might argue they do not do a lot to make the large sedan notably inexperienced, no less than not past its hybrid nature. Set that apart, although, and the Odyssean Version continues to be a pleasant machine.
The inside is the spotlight of the Odyssean Version, and specifically, the distinction stitching used on the seats. They have been dyed in order that they begin darkish on the outer edges and fade to a lighter tone within the middle. Bentley says that is the primary time this stitching design has been used on a manufacturing automobile, with it initially showing on the EXP 100 GT idea automobile. The remainder of the inside is roofed in pure leather-based (supposedly for its longevity), pure end Koa wooden (supposedly for much less lacquer use) and a few 100% wool spun into tweed panels on the backs of the entrance seats. You will get different Bentleys with leather-based and natural-finish wooden, so they don’t seem to be actually an additional step towards sustainability.
On the skin, the Odyssean Version is distinguished by champagne-colored accents on the 21-inch wheels, in addition to the decrease chrome and headlight and taillight surrounds. A badge additionally seems on the rear pillar. Bentley recommends six paint colours to match the accents, however in the event you actually wish to, you possibly can choose from something within the Bentley shade vary.
Prospects also can add choices to the Odyssean Version. We’re just a little shocked that a few of these choices embrace pretty widespread options resembling ambient lighting, puddle lights, lane-keep help, adaptive cruise management and a head-up show. However much less widespread choices embrace a leather-based headliner, light-up hideaway hood decoration, 3D diamond upholstery on door panels (proven within the gallery), revolving middle show, wool carpeting and evening imaginative and prescient.
Availability and pricing weren’t introduced. We might anticipate it to go on sale by the tip of the yr like common Flying Spur Hybrids. And like these commonplace automobiles, the Odyssean Version will get the identical twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 hybrid making 536 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Vary from its 14.1-kWh battery is estimated at greater than 25 miles.