WhichCar
Powered by
  • WheelsWheels
  • MOTORMOTOR
  • 4X4 Australia4X4 Australia
  • Street MachineStreet Machine
  • Trade Unique CarsTrade Unique Cars

Top six most expensive SUVs in Australia

By Tom Fraser, 16 Dec 2019 Car Style

Top six most expensive SUVs in Australia

Forget the run-of-the-mill economy boxes, these luxurious behemoths are the epitome of opulence in SUV form

Bread and butter medium SUVs might be one of the most popular segments in Australia right now, but more manufacturers are keen for a piece of the high-rider pie in whatever segment they can get a slice.

And that demand is paving the way for all kinds of niche and esoteric offerings, including ultra-luxurious versions that come with an equally astronomical price.

We’ve compiled a list of the most expensive SUVs you can buy in Australia now, what’s your pick of the bunch?

Rolls-Royce Cullinan - $695,000

They say that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is actually a decent effort off-road (we haven’t been given one to try yet), but let’s be real: the place you’re most likely to see one of these behemoths is in Melbourne’s Toorak and Sydney’s Double Bay.

Read: Rolls-Royce Cullinan review

Think of all the best materials you can imagine in a car, and the Cullinan has them. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V12, it also goes faster than you thought a land-yacht of its size and heft ever could.

Bentley Bentayga - $481,400

undefined

Bentley was arguably one of the first luxury upmarket automakers to dive into SUVs, and ever since introducing its Bentayga luxo-barge in 2016, it has become one of the best sellers of the segment.

Read next: Bentley Bentayga diesel review

It may share a fair chunk of its mechanicals with the Audi Q7, but the Bentayga forges a path of its own by tuning and turning almost every aspect into a bespoke Bentley product.

Range Rover SVAutobiography – up to $403,670

2018 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 4x4 review feature

As the humble Range Rover virtually invented the entire SUV category, how could it not feature on this list – especially considering the British manufacturer now offers a version worth over $400,000?

It doesn’t stop there either. Care for a two-tone $23,150 paint scheme? Perhaps quilted leather seats at $11,930 makes more sense… Either way, you could easily option up this beast to nigh-on half a million dollars. Yikes.

2019 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 4x4 review

Lamborghini Urus - $390,000

Lamborghini Urus SUV

One of the first SUVs that could potentially lay a claim to the ‘Sports’ aspect of its name, the Lamborghini Urus features a twin-turbo V8 and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, or about the same as a Ferrari California.

Read: Lamborghini Urus 2019 review

Lamborghini Urus SUV

The fact that it’s incredibly fast, beautifully appointed and is insanely expensive doesn’t seem to matter. The fact that it’s a Lamborghini and can now carry your family is all buyers will want to hear before snapping one up.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Coupe - $292,700

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe

If you want an SUV that can still run rings around some sports cars, there’s few other options that do it more effectively than the Cayenne. This all-new Coupe version still packs the twin-turbo hybrid V8 of its wagon sibling that packs a bonkers 500kW/900Nm, all the while ushering you to your destination in utmost luxury.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 – expected $300,000

Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUV

It was only a matter of time before Mercedes-Maybach turned its hand to fettling SUVs, and the GLS is the biggest, baddest high-rider in its catalogue – why wouldn’t you start there?

Mercedes-Maybach raises the luxe SUV stakes

Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 SUV

Maybach has transformed an already sumptuous interior into an opulent masterpiece using Nappa leather all-round, and real wood that has been aged for at least 10 years. We can’t wait to experience the S-Class ‘wafting’ ride in an SUV when it arrives Down Under.

 

Sign up here to get the free weekly WhichCar eNewsletter