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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...

Rolls-Royce struggling to meet demand for Cullinan

Rolls-Royce is reportedly maxing out its production capacity after the launch of its "high-sided" Cullinan crossover, having also set a sales record in 2018. Industry journal Automotive News reports the company's first SUV (though Rolls-Royce refuses to use such a pedestrian term) has filled the order books through to July already, and that the company's sole plant in Goodwood is maxed out...

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost spied again

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Sweden. The prototype seen here wears the same level of camouflage as the vehicle photographed at the end of January on the back of a flat-bed truck, wedged between two BMW crossovers. With our view no longer obstructed by two wagons, we can see the front and rear of the new sedan more clearly...

2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost spied

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost has been photographed on the back of a flat-bed truck, wedged between a pair of BMW X5 crossovers. Compared to today's car, the new Ghost looks to have a more heavily raked boot lid for a slightly sportier look, although there's still no danger of it being branded as a "four-door coupe"...

Former Rolls-Royce design boss lands at Hongqi

FAW has appointed Giles Taylor, formerly head of design at Rolls-Royce, as its new vice president of design and chief creative officer. Although the Chinese automaker has a number of in-house brands, including Junpai and Besturn, the company says Taylor will be "chiefly responsible for creating unique design strategies and style concepts" for its flagship Hongqi marque...

Rolls-Royce reveals soundproof, isolated Phantom rear cabin

Rolls-Royce has revealed a new 'Privacy Suite' for its long-wheelbase Phantom, affording high-flying clients the 'luxury of privacy' in the form of a fully-soundproofed partition. Revealed at the 2018 Chengdu motor show in China, the Privacy Suite for Phantom EWB is made largely of electrochromic glass, which can be completely clear or opaque at the press of a button...

Rolls-Royce Ben Sloss Dawn Black Badge revealed

Rolls-Royce has revealed a very unique Dawn Black Badge at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, commissioned by a wealthy Silicon Valley executive. Sporting an eye-catching navy-on-yellow paint scheme, the livery of the bespoke convertible is said to be inspired by owner Ben Sloss's race cars – which carry the colours of the Modena flag, a city in northern Italy...

BMW patents bottom-filling champagne glasses

Imagine this: you're being transported at 189km/h down an autobahn on your way to an important meeting. You've just finished haranguing your personal assistant about his use of Comic Sans on an important document. You're a little stressed out, and need to relax...

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection revealed

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection has been revealed this week, sporting an array of silver-themed enhancements to commemorate the 1907 long-distance record of Charles Rolls and Claude Johnson in Sir Henry Royce's original 'Silver Ghost'...

Rolls-Royce Cullinan drawing 'whole new dynamic' of customer

When it launched the Cullinan in May, the Rolls-Royce team boldly pitched it as the only purpose-built luxury SUV in the world. We're not sure what Bentley would have to say about that, but it appears the high-riding, high-sided Roller is already a success, drawing new customers to the brand...