Bentley’s upcoming SUV named Bentayga—the name is attributed to an iconic peak called the Roque Bentayga in the Canary Islands and also, the Taiga Forests in the north of England—is expected to be revealed this year. Although, at debut, it is expected to sport a 12-cylinder engine in the company’s trademark W configuration, in 2017, Bentley will debut a V8 diesel engine in the Bentayga, similar to the one in the Porsche Cayenne or the Audi Q7/A8. Bentley will also launch the Bentayga with a hybrid powerplant, with either a V6 or V8 petrol. One of the features of this power plant is its ability to run for up to 50 km on pure electric power.
Enjoy spring through the year with this sunflower-shaped mirror made of dull gold-finished brass. thepurpleturtles.com
Take a seat
Roche Bobois’s latest range of contemporary furniture includes the Edito armchair (featured here), which is available in a variety of pop colours. The collection also includes the Ben Hur armchair, with classic wheel detailing and an aluminium-clad structure upholstered in red, blue or green velvet, and the super comfy Eole modular sofa that comes with fluffy goose feathers.roche-bobois.com AUTO
Spanish brand Bultaco, founded in 1958, is making a comeback with the Brinco hybrid bike. The aluminium-frame 33-kg Brinco spans the space between a bicycle and a motorcycle and boasts of a self-developed electric propulsion system with energy accumulation and regeneration systems. It intends to offer a range of customisation options. Battery-only range is 30 km but pedalling can add as much as 70 km to that. bultacobrinco.com Posh Spice, Power pedaling, courtesy Overdrive; Gilded bloom, Take a seat, courtesy Better Interiors
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(This story appears in the 01 May, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)