The SUV has become the vehicle of choice for many consumers, with just under half of all models purchased today being SUVs.
This represents a significant increase from 2011 when SUVs accounted for only 24 percent of all vehicles sold worldwide.
This trend has impacted every aspect of the auto industry, from manufacturers to dealerships.
One of the reasons for the popularity of SUVs is their versatility.
They offer more space for passengers and cargo, which makes them a practical choice for families. Additionally, many consumers appreciate the added safety and security that comes with driving a larger vehicle.
One thing is clear: SUVs are here to stay.
From factory workers to billionaires, everyone is clamoring for an SUV.
And luxury SUVs are vehicles like no other. And in today’s world, there are several contenders for the title of the most luxurious SUV in the world.
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But the one that seems to top every list is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a true over-the-top luxury SUV with a price tag to match. It features a hand-built interior, opulent finishes and materials, advanced technology, and a powerful V12 engine.
The Cullinan is also famous for its smooth “magic carpet” ride and supreme comfort, making it a true symbol of luxury. However, opinions on what qualifies as the “most luxurious” SUV may vary depending on personal preferences and priorities. For many, it’s the epitome of luxurious utility, the essence of what’s been called “rolling opulence.”
But which SUVs are the runners-up to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan? Let’s take a look at what are, arguably, the other four most luxurious SUVs in the world.
- Bentley Bentayga. The Bentley Bentayga is a popular choice among luxury SUV enthusiasts, thanks to its exquisite styling, refined handling, and opulent interiors. Bentley’s first SUV is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with a handcrafted interior, a powerful engine, and a range of luxury features.
- Range Rover. The Range Rover is a classic luxury SUV that has been around for decades and continues to impress with its refined style, advanced technology, and powerful performance. The Range Rover boasts a sophisticated and comfortable interior and a range of powerful engines.
- Lamborghini Urus. The Urus is Lamborghini’s first SUV, and it’s a true supercar in SUV form. It features a bold design, a powerful engine, and a range of advanced features. The Urus is Lamborghini’s first SUV, bringing a range of advanced features that make it a race car in SUV form.
- Ferrari Purosangue. Ok so we may be jumping the gun on this one since it’s not out yet, but the 2024 Ferrari Purosangue, which is Italian for “pure blood,” is slated to begin deliveries soon. What sets it apart? Well, for starters, speed. The Italian automaker’s first SUV is powered by a 715-horsepower V12 engine – and there’s a hybrid version that combines a V8 with an electric motor. Two fully electric models are also in development and will hit the market in the coming years. “I’ve driven it several times in the hills of Maranello,” Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna told the media recently. “And I can testify that the driving experience is really astonishing.” In fact, he said it will exceed all expectations. We can’t wait to learn more!
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SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle – but not every luxury car maker wants to use that term to describe its vehicles.
BMW, for instance, prefers the term Sports Activity Vehicles and Rolls-Royce likes the term “high-sided vehicle.” Whatever you call them, they are sought after by everyone from the middle class to the ultra rich.
But let’s get back to the top of that list.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan with the Black Badge treatment starts at $754,000. It’s been described as “opulence on wheels” But if you happen to be around anyone from Goodwood be sure to call it a “high-sided vehicle” to make sure you don’t confuse it with one of its traditional limousines, coupes, or convertibles.
Keep in mind that $754,000 is just the starting price – before you add any special features or personalize it to fit your whims. It’s not uncommon for that price tag to climb several hundred thousand dollars.
The Cullinan is literally at the apex of the SUV world – the actual Rolls-Royce of sport utility vehicles.
It delivers a combined sense of luxury and utility along with a dizzying array of customizable features that have made the Cullinan the company’s bestseller.
In true Rolls-Royce style, you will be floating on air, oblivious to the tiger that lies within: a silky smooth 6.75L twin-turbocharged V12 that puts forth 563 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. You can get from zero to 60 in 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph.
In its Black Badge form, it has 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to the ground via an 8-speed gearbox, and the Cullinan comes with mandatory all-wheel drive.
This is the British automaker’s first-ever SUV and it delivers everything you’d expect from a Rolls-Royce. The cabin is pure heaven, with incredibly comfortable seats and an abundance of passenger space.
Your interior environment can be enhanced even further with a myriad of personal options. The Cullinan is, in fact, named after a giant diamond – suggesting ultra-opulence on wheels within an unsurpassable peaceful ride. This is the luxury SUV for a reason.
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