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Rolls-Royce design chief leaves after just six months

Jozef Kaban, head of design for the Rolls-Royce brand, has left the company with immediate effect. Kaban joined the BMW Group in early 2017 to head up design for the core BMW brand, and moved over to become chief designer for Rolls-Royce in March this year. He replaced Giles Taylor, who quit the automaker in June 2018 to head up the design team responsible for the Chinese luxury marque Hongqi...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Volkswagen Australia Head of PR, Paul Pottinger

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey are live from Motorsport Safety and Rescue as our ute mega test continues! After the recent launch, Kez reviews the 2020 BMW X4 M locally. We speak with the General Manager Corporate Communications for Volkswagen Australia, Paul Pottinger about the brand's SUV rollout, ID models, and the Skoda Kodiaq RS...

Rolls-Royce Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection revealed

Rolls-Royce has shown off a trio of special vehicles based on the Ghost, Dawn and Wraith Black Badge for the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, with bespoke exterior colours and appointments. Dubbed the Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection, the eye-catching models all feature a paint finish inspired by "this year's 'wildflower superbloom' on the Monterey Peninsula" which the company says helps to 'reaffirm' the idea that a Black Badge model "doesn't have to be black"...

Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith Collection revealed

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed the Ghost Zenith Collection, a super limited farewell run of vehicles to commemorate the marque's entry-level limousine. Capped at 50 units, the Ghost Zenith Collection boasts a number of bespoke items including ingot made from the Spirit of Ecstacy badge of the 2009 200EX concept that previewed the Ghost – which has been melted down and set in the centre console of each vehicle...

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost spied inside and out

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost has been photographed again by our spy agency, but this time around they managed to snag pictures of the car's interior. From what we can see, the overall design doesn't stray far from the stately design theme laid out by the Phantom and Cullinan with leather, wood, shiny metal and large round vents in abundance...

Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII revealed

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Wraith Eagle VIII this week, ahead of its public debut a the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on May 24. Just 50 examples of this very special Wraith will be produced, created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of "one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century"...

Rolls-Royce reveals Champagne Chest

Rolls-Royce dabbles in a world most manufacturers couldn't dream of. At some brands, leather is considered a luxury option. At others, you can have that leather quilted, or stitched in all manner of crazy colours. At Rolls-Royce, that's just run-of-the-mill. At Rolls-Royce, it takes something seriously special to register as a special options...

Rolls-Royce auctioning one-off 2020 Phantom

Rolls-Royce will celebrate its 115th birthday with a one-off 2020 Phantom, set to be auctioned in New York by RM Sotheby's. Details about the car are hard to come by, but the teaser image you see here likely provides a hint. It'll be red, and the cabin will feature a "hand-crafted leather work of art". What that will look like remains to be seen...

Rolls-Royce appoints Bugatti Veyron stylist as new design chief

Jozef Kabaň has been appointed the new head of design for Rolls-Royce, effective from April 1, 2019. He effectively replaces Giles Taylor who quit the company suddenly in the middle of 2018 to move to the Chinese luxury marque Hongqi. A year after graduating from the Royal College of Design in London, Kabaň was given the task of designing the exterior of the Bugatti Veyron...

Rolls-Royce set for another record-breaking year with Cullinan

In 2018 super-luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce sold a record 4,107 cars – a huge number when you consider just nine years ago when current CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos arrived, they were selling just 1000 cars. “There’s nobody selling more cars than Rolls-Royce in the same segment, which we define as cars with a price tag over US$250,000 ($351,501), thanks to the extraordinary number of high net-worth individuals these days...

Exclusive: Toyota customers pay more luxury car tax than owners of Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley – and Audi, BMW and Lexus

EXCLUSIVE Toyota customers are paying more Luxury Car Tax than buyers of most prestige brands, prompting renewed calls to scrap the 33 per cent levy on vehicles priced above the $66,331 threshold. Luxury Car Tax has reaped the Federal Government more than $5 billion over the past decade – including more than $695 million in the last financial year alone...