Rolls-Royce Debuts Its First SUV, the $325000 Cullinan

10 May, 2018, 14:32 | Author: Elena Summers
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Rolls-Royce claims that the Cullinan "is the most versatile, family oriented, fun-to-drive super-luxury SUV available today".

That instruction didn't go down too well with the Instagrammer from the United Arab Emirates so he went on to post an entire gallery of the vehicle which you can see below.

That the Rolls-Royce Cullinan's design was to mimic the Phantom's was an open secret ever since the first prototypes were spotted out in the wild, and the production version only reaffirms that fact. It will also come with a plush interior complete with what appears to be lounge seats wrapped in pristine white leather.

The Cullinan will be built around a new aluminium architecture, which will be shared with other Rolls-Royce products, and it will also feature a purpose-designed four-wheel-drive system.

Though there is no word on pricing at this time, sources close to Rolls-Royce tell us that the Cullinan will not only slot into the chasm that exists between the Ghost (Rs 4.5 crore) and the Phantom (Rs 9.5 crore) in terms of pricing (both prices, ex-showroom, India), but will only be about 10 percent more expensive than the Ghost. Rolls-Royce didn't specify a standard ride height on the 22-inch wheels, but the SUV lowers itself 1.6 inches when the doors are unlocked, then rises 1.6 inches upon pressing the start button. Built around the same all-aluminum Architecture of Luxury as the Phantom, the extra bits that make the Cullinan ready for dirty work add just 200 pounds compared to the vehicle, for a curb weight of 5,864 pounds.

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Both front and rear coach doors wrap low under the Cullinan sill, so dirt remains outside the door, rather than on trousers and shoes.

Like the Phantom, the Cullinan is powered by the firm's twin-turbo V12 but in reworked 6.75-litre form which purrs out the same power as the Phantom, 563bhp, but with more torque: 627lbft from just 1600rpm. It's paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Rolls-Royce has gone to lengths to improve occupant comfort as well, with heated surfaces on the steering wheel, front door armrests, front centre console lid, lower C-pillar, rear side armrests (Individual Seats), and the rear centre armrest.

When The National attended the viewing session at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai last month, the level of secrecy surrounding the Cullinan was so high that no cameras were allowed and even phones were temporarily confiscated.

The rear comes with either a folding bench seat or two separate pilot's chairs. With a 540 mm wading depth, the Cullinan doesn't quite match the Range Rover's 900 mm but trumps the Bentayga's 500 mm.

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