Three years back, Rolls-Royce announced for the launch of an SUV, Cullinan, in order to lure the attention of its customers around the world and who had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”, with luxury, performance and usability not seen before in the SUV market. Rolls Royce has finally taken the wraps off of its most anticipated SUV. The luxury SUV is named after the largest diamond ever discovered which now resides in the British Crown Jewels and boasts ultimate luxury and perfection in building the first SUV ever for the customers who will accept no compromise – the patrons of true luxury.
Speaking on this, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “The super-luxury lifestyle is evolving and Rolls-Royce is in the lead. Luxury is no longer an urban concept. More and more it is about embracing and experiencing the wider world. Our customers expect to go everywhere in luxury, effortlessly and without compromise, conquering the most challenging terrain to enjoy life’s most enriching experiences, wherever they may be. For this reason, they have asked us to create a Rolls-Royce that offers uncompromised luxury wherever they dare to venture. Cullinan is that car. It is Effortless, Everywhere. It is incomparable and dramatically evolves the parameters of super-luxury travel, translating Rolls-Royce’s ethos of ‘Effortlessness’ into physical capability, anywhere in the world. Cullinan will simply take the world in its stride.”
The front of the Cullinan’s design was never a secret ever since the first prototypes was spotted and is signature Rolls-Royce with the pantheon grille, flanked by the LED daytime running lights.the side profile gets a noticeable shoulder line, 22 inch wheels fresh cut in thick double spoke, the suicide doors and a dropping roofline from the rear. Rolls Royce has introduced an opening tailgate, called ‘The Clasp’. The rear profile of Cullinan is a two-part, ‘D-Back’ format, with the bustle denoting the place of the luggage. ‘The Clasp’ opens and closes in its two sections automatically at the touch of the key fob button.
It is based on the same aluminium spaceframe architecture as the Phantom, which is called the ‘Architecture of Luxury’. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is noticeably longer, wider and longer wheelbase of 3,295mm than its rival, the Bentley Bentayga. In terms of boot capacity, the Cullinan offers 600 litres on the five-seat version and 526 litres on the four-seat version. The rear passenger compartment of Cullinan has been designed to offer the best seat in the house for the owner’s particular needs. Two rear configurations are offered – Lounge Seats or Individual Seats.
In terms of technology equipment, it comes packed with Night Vision and Vision Assist including daytime and night-time Wildlife & Pedestrian warning; Alertness Assistant; a 4-Camera system with Panoramic View, all-round visibility and helicopter view; Active Cruise Control; Collision Warning; Cross-Traffic Warning, Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning; an industry leading 7x3 High-Resolution Head-Up Display, WiFi hotspot, and of course the latest Navigation and Entertainment Systems, to name a few.
Under the bonnet, the Cullinan SUV draws its power from a Rolls-Royce’s 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 that makes 563bhp of maximum power with 850Nm of top torque sending power to the all-new all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system needed to overcome any challenge. An 'Off Road' button ensures your drive through almost any terrain, be it a rough track, gravel, wet grass, mud, snow or sand. Being an incredibly capable off-roader that sees the development of the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ for off-road enjoyment, without sacrificing any Rolls-Royce on-road behaviour.