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Car of the Year Awards 2023: Best luxury car interior

Saloons and SUVs both compete in this class, with the best examples combining sumptuous materials with fantastic refinement and ride comfort worthy of a magic carpet...

Best luxury car interior

Bentley Bentayga V8 S

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At almost twice the price of the Range Rover Sport, the Bentley Bentayga doesn’t win the luxury category outright. However, if money’s no object, this regal SUV deserves your attention.

Fans of seriously supple leather and fine-grain woods will be in their element in the Bentayga S; most visible surfaces are covered in one or the other, from the sun visors and roof lining to the trim covering the windscreen pillars. As a result, stepping into a Bentayga is like being inside the Bodleian library: all rich aromas and peerless craftsmanship.

Bentley Bentayga 2022 interior dashboard

It isn’t like stepping back in time, though. You get a digital instrument cluster that also serves as a night vision display, and there’s an easy-to-use infotainment system with all the latest smartphone integration. All this while being pampered with a massage if you avail yourself of the optional Front Seat Comfort Pack.

And, with 542bhp of V8 wallop, the Bentayga S shifts as well as it soothes.

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