Rolls-Royce Cullinan Preview
Rolls Royce started developing their first-ever SUV in 2015, but they only just revealed the production-spec version in May 2018. It may be the first time Rolls Royce is venturing into the SUV segment, but there’s no denying that the Culinan looks typically Rolls Royce. Up front, this one too comes with a rectangular grille and horizontally stacked headlights on either side. In profile too, the Cullinan sports a neat look. Rolls Royce has done well to ensure that the tailgate blends well into the boxy design of the rest of the car. The partition that separates the rear seats from the boot, makes it the first three-box vehicle in its class.
The most interesting aspect of the car, however, is the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ that promises to deliver off-road capabilities without compromising the on-road driving dynamics of the car. The Rolls Royce Cullinan gets a mammoth 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 motor that puts out 563bhp and 850Nm to the road. To ensure that the SUV is capable off the road, it has been equipped with an all-wheel drive system and a four-wheel steering. Additionally, when the car detects slippage of any of the wheels, it automatically gets the electronically controlled shocks to push that wheel down for improved traction.
As you’d expect from anything that wears a Spirit of Ecstasy ornament, the Cullinan come with a long list of optional extras that allow you to customise the look, feel and features of your car. The Rolls Royce Cullinan has been unveiled in the global market, but it is only expected to make it to India early next year. Expect it to be priced around the ?4.5 – 5 crore mark.