Rolls-Royce CEO On The Bentley Bentayga: Nice Audi, Peasant

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Whether you like it or not, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is coming. Just don’t call it an SUV. And don’t compare it to a (gross and lowly) Bentley Bentayga.

At least, not when Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes is standing next to you. The Cullinan will be built on the new aluminum platform that debuted with the new Phantom, instead of sharing one with BMW.


While at the European Phantom launch, Automotive News reported Mueller-Oetvoes throwing some serious shade Bentley’s way:

“We are not using mass-manufactured body shells. That limits what you can do on the design side, and it undermines exclusivity massively. You don’t want a camouflaged [Audi] Q7 in that segment. You want to have a true Rolls-Royce.”


The thing is, the camouflaged mules kind of look like Bentaygas? And honestly, who cares what platform it’s riding on as long as it’s good?


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