British ultra-luxury carmaker, Rolls Royce has launched their newest SUV - Rolls-Royce Cullinan in India. The uber-luxurious SUV is now available at Rs 6.95 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). It is built on the company's all-new 'Architecture of Luxury' platform, which also underpins the new-gen Rolls Royce Phantom.
In terms of proportions, the Rolls Royce Cullinan is 5341mm in length, 2,164mm in width and 1,835mm in height, and has a large wheelbase of 3,295mm. The SUV has a turning radius of 13.23 meters, while the unladen weight stands at 2,660kgs. The SUV offers standard 560-litres of boot space, which increased to 600-litres by removing the parcel shelf. The base of the rear seats sits higher than the boot floor, which means the items in the boot cannot slip forward and are safely contained. The loading length of 2245mm and load capacity of 1930-litres can be accessed by electronically raising the boot floor to meet the seat base, allowing the item to slide through effortlessly.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinane is powered by a 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine that churns out 571bhp of power and 850Nm of torque. This engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It is also the first Rolls Royce product to feature four-wheel-drive layout. The SUV is fitted with self-levelling air-suspension and multiple off-road modes that ensure hassle free travel through any type of surface. The SUV also gets four-wheel steering to improve driving dynamics. The SUV is claimed to achieve an electronically limited top-speed of 250kmph.
In terms of styling, the Cullinan looks similar to other Rolls Royce's fromt the front. It features a large signature chrome Rolls-Royce grille, which sports the "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament. The grille is flanked by rectangular LED headlights, while the large air-intakes are positioned right below the headlights. The SUV features the signature suicide doors that open opposite to each other. It rides on large 22-inch alloy wheels, which comes with lots of chrome enhancement. The rear profile gets roof-mounted spoiler, vertically positioned LED taillights and dual exhaust ports.
The cabin of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is shared with the Phantom, though it receives subtle changes to give it a fresh feel. The SUV's cabin gets bespoke leather, wood and metal trims. It features an all-digital instrument console, the trademark analogue clock on the dash and the rotary Spirit of Ecstasy controller. For the first time, the Rolls Royce gets a touchscreen infotainment system. It also comes with 12-inch display for rear passengers' entertainment as standard.
The company is also offering a range of customisation options with the new Cullinan SUV. The company offers comprehensive menu of hides, equipment and colours as extras. These features are likely to cost around Rs 1 crore. Deliveries of the SUV are expected to begin in the first half of 2019.