Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is the Luxury brand’s latest model launched. The latest Rolls-Royce Cullinsn has a captivating tagline of “Making luxury Effortless, Everywhere”.
In looks, the Cullinan SUV takes up key features such as lights and air intakes set deep into the bodywork. The front is accentuated by the prominent brow of a Saxon warrior created by the line that runs across the top of the pantheon grille and ‘eyebrow’-like daytime running lights. The grille is created from hand-polished stainless steel, but for Cullinan it is set slightly proud of the surrounding bodywork that pushes it up and forward.
The Rolls-Royce badge and Spirit of Ecstasy ride significantly above the line of the wing. Away from the face of Cullinan the vertical lines that run from the A-pillars down along the raised bonnet edge, down the side of the grille and into the metal skid plate below emphasise the height of the car and its dominant character.
From the side, the purposefulness of Cullinan is clear. There is an uncompromising sheerness of the typical Rolls-Royce long bonnet profile, with the bonnet itself seen to be set higher than the wings of the car to communicate greater toughness. The line then rises quickly on the A-pillar to resolve in an ultimate height for Cullinan of 1,836mm, a height accentuated by the glass to metal ratio as seen from the side. From just over the B-pillar, the roofline becomes quite fast and drops away to the even faster rear glass which resolves in an elegantly protruding boot lid that reminds one of the D-Back Rolls-Royces of the 1930’s. Completing the Cullinan’s profile is the 22-inch wheel hubs that give it a beautiful balance.
From the rear, the theme of functionality continues. The Rolls-Royce badge stands on its own smaller plinth separate and above a thin metal finisher over the number plate housing. The design theme for the rear lights also remains simple as two narrow upright units house all the lights and are minimally adorned by thin narrow strips of jewellery at their center. A final mark of functionality are the exposed metal exhaust pipes and skid plate, both reminding one of Cullinan’s power and ability.
Inside, luxury awaits as occupants are greeted with a wide aperture of the doors and completely flat floor in the sanctuary of Cullinan’s cabin. The driver and front passenger will notice a center stack, framed with hand-finished metal pillars; upper stack’s ‘Box Grain’ black leather; luxurious wood ornamentation; and masterfully crafted leather seats.
For the first time a Rolls-Royce has an opening tailgate, called ‘The Clasp’. ‘The Clasp’ opens and closes in its two sections automatically at the touch of the key fob button. The rear passenger compartment of Cullinan has been designed to offer the best seat in the house. There are two rear configurations: Lounge Seats or Individual Seats. A huge boot offers a standard 560 liters of space.
One final feature brings Rolls-Royce’s ultimate level of luxury to this configuration of Cullinan, creating the first truly “three-box” SUV. Inspired by the age when one never travelled with one’s luggage, a glass partition isolates the passenger cabin from the luggage compartment, creating an inner ecosystem for the occupants. In addition to enhanced and class-leading silence within the cabin, a further benefit becomes clear in the hottest and coldest of environments.
Major highlights include a thick, compact steering; the latest generation of digital instruments; display with virtual needles, Rolls-Royce jewellery-like chaplets and clear lettering; a touch-screen central information display; and a host of other cutting-edge technology. The new technologies are: 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; 7×3 High-Resolution Head-Up Display; WiFi hotspot, and of course the latest Navigation and Entertainment Systems.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Power within
The 6.75 liter twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivers 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb ft of torque to the all-new all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system needed to overcome any challenge.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV: Off-road ready
Rolls-Royce’s celebrated Magic Carpet Ride impresses off-road as well as on-road thanks to the new lighter architecture, and the latest generation of self-levelling air suspension.
Lastly, the Cullinan is offered with plenty of bespoke options, along with a second rear configuration.