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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...

Configurator Challenge: Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Rolls-Royce Cullinan...

Rolls-Royce rules out sub-Cullinan SUV - report

The head of Rolls-Royce has shot down the idea of a smaller SUV to complement the Cullinan, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the line-up is now complete with the introduction of the Cullinan "high-sided vehicle", and there are currently no plans to expand the line-up further...

Rolls-Royce design boss quits

Rolls-Royce head of design, Giles Taylor, has left the British luxury marque at short notice, with little explanation for the sudden departure provided. Taylor is the man responsible for the new Phantom and the first Rolls-Royce SUV, the Cullinan – not to mention the dramatic, forward-looking Vision Next 100 Concept, launched as part of BMW's centenary...

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Bespoke Black Badge arrives in Melbourne

Rolls-Royce Melbourne has revealed a special Wraith Black Badge at its Richmond showroom, showcasing the limitless personalisation options available in the British marque's range. Finished in Arctic White, the Wraith Black Badge features an array of black-accented exterior trimmings, including for the front splitter, window surrounds, and sports exhaust tips, dark chrome Spirit of Ecstasy and grille, along with dark-finished 21-inch carbon alloy wheels...

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE (15/5/18): Rolls-Royce's local division has confirmed the Cullinan will arrive in the third quarter from $685,000 drive-away. It's finally here – the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, becoming the first 'high-sided' vehicle (or in other words, SUV) the British marque has ever made...