Cars Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

Published on November 1st, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Bentley VS Rolls Royce, Which Is Better

A question never asked for the fear of a lawsuit………

Now this title above will definitely ruffle a few feathers in Goodwood, West Sussex and not Crewe. However, before you get your ‘knickers into a twist’, please put the kettle on, have a cup of tea and then only start reading the next few paragraphs.

There is hardly a person living in Malaysia, citizen or foreigner that does not know Rolls Royce. However, there will be a few foreign workers and even some citizens of the former Commonwealth that might not have heard of Bentley Motors.

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Yes, of the two super luxury car brands, Rolls Royce is the more famous automotive brand and Bentley is less famous with some Malaysians. There are still some people who will see a Bentley on the road and might mistake its regal outlook to be a Jaguar or perhaps even a Roller. 

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls Royce on the other hand is instantly recognized and admired as the pinnacle of automotive ownership which means that the owner has more money that some African government departments.

Bentley Badge

Bentley is easily recognized by any car enthusiast and sometimes overlooked by car drivers who do not read www.dsf.my,  the Guardian newspaper and the Wall Street Journal.

Let us share some interesting facts with you to make you understand why we are writing this…..as you sip your just brewed tea.

There was a time in the 1960s, during the nearly 70-year stretch that Rolls-Royce owned Bentley and the two brands were virtually identical, save for their distinctive hood ornaments and some interior detailing. But today Rolls-Royce, now owned by BMW and Bentley, a unit of Volkswagen AG, have found separate success with their individual branding. 

Bentley Bentayga rear seats
Bentley rear seats
Bentley rear seats

The 1998 split was a long drawn battle which included their biggest issue, which is the issue of who would control the Rolls-Royce brand and so as the two brands took different ‘masters’ and both companies are much better off today.

Rolls Royce Cullinan rear seats
Rolls-Royce SUV
Bentley Bentayga SUV

Was There A Need To Launch A SUV?

With its German owners, Rolls Royce product line-up grew and it took their product planners and management sometime to realize the need for a SUV, which even we thought was unnecessary as the Rolls Royce brand was just to exclusive to bow down to market pressure. 

Well, the launch of the most luxurious off-road vehicle ever built in 2018 proved us wrong. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan arrived and it was the most expensive and most opulent SUV, surpassing even the 2015 Bentley Bentayga SUV. But, which is better looking? Well in our opinion both SUV’s are quite bland and somewhat hideous (its probably why we can’t afford one) but the customers who buy them are making a statement of their wealth and nothing else. 

Rolls-Royce took very few liberties in the design of its new SUV. Peering at it from the side profile, it looks like what you would expect of a Rolls-Royce, with conservative body lines and a boxy brash outlook that screams ‘loads of money’. 

Bentley dashboard

You could almost say it looks like a big shoebox from the house of Chanel. On the other hand, the Bentayga features a sexier design language with curved fenders and a sedan like bonnet. Size wise the Rolls Royce Cullinan is larger as it is 210.3 inches long while the Bentayga is a little shorter at 202.4 inches and again, does this matter when these luxury SUV’s carry at the most 2 to 3 passengers at a time. 

Today, both brands are enjoying roaring sales success around the globe from their SUV sales as a new generation of younger buyers, from rap singers to actors to mining millionaries in Australia to new-age technology millionaires from China with money wanting one or two units in their garage. 

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