It is entertaining to read Rolls-Royce marketing materials, but good-natured ribbing aside, it appears the crew in Goodwood has built something quite unique for the high-end SUV category. The Cullinan arrives next year, starting at around $325,000 before options, of which there will be plenty.
The most luxurious vehicle from the brand so far, the SV Coupe is also the fastest full-size Range Rover ever. MSRP of the vehicle is $295,000, and only 999 will be made.
A headline last month was a shocker to some Ferraristi: “Ferrari Wants ‘Utility Vehicle’ in a Plan to Double Profit.” Will a Ferrari SUV grace us with its presence?
The Levante takes its name from a warm Mediterranean wind. Maserati must get credit for successfully transferring its design language to the SUV form. There doesn’t appear to be a straight line anywhere on the body, just plenty of elegant curves and no attempt to look truckish. Squint, and you can see a bit of Infiniti’s SUV designs here and there, and the mini fender vents still look a bit Buick-ish to some.
If you have any interest in the Macan Turbo, you’re probably going to want the Performance Package, because in addition to goosing the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 to 440 horses, it equips this all-wheel drive machine with an upgraded brake system, lowered “sport” chassis, a sport exhaust system and the Sport Chrono Package. That’s a lot of “sport.”