We're just a few days away from the debut, but Rolls-Royce has chose to release a teaser of the Cullinan's taillights. The boot floor can be raised electronically to form a long, flat loading area, too, which Rolls-Royce says could be used for transporting art. With all-wheel drive, the SUV is also capable off-road and can take on any kind of a terrain with multiple driving modes and a dedicated off-road mode. Press the "Everywhere" button, and the Cullinan configures its all-wheel drive and four-wheel steer system for low rpm adventure crawling.
Offered for $370,000 in Canada, the Cullinan is powered by a 6.75-litre, twin-turbo engine delivering 563 horsepower and 627 lb-feet of torque.
Knowing full well that the SUV avalanche is unstoppable, Rolls Royce has created its first ever mud-plugger, revealed in full on Thursday after a prolonged teaser campaign.
As you can see from the video below, put together in collaboration with National Geographic, Rolls-Royce wasn't so shy about showing off the vehicle's off-road capabilities of its first foray into the SUV market when in camouflage livery during final trials in the UAE desert recently. While all cars and trucks with a flip-down tailgate.
Another option are "recreational modules" for the rear compartment.
The Cullinan earns its chops in the cabin and under the skin. "To bring the famed Rolls-Royce magic carpet ride to all other terrains possible, while ensuring class-leading behaviour in the SUV sector".
Among the Cullinan's extensive list of standard features is a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, a digital instrument display and a head-up display. The center screen now responds to touch, but can also be controlled by the Spirit of Ecstasy controller that's been moved from the armrest pull-out to the center tunnel.
Instead they refer to it as a high-bodied vehicle. Lounge rear seating provides a fold-down bench that can fit three, with a 60/40 split.
Thus far, Rolls-Royce has actually been fairly forthcoming with details. If you prefer comfort to cargo space your other option is a pair of individual highly adjustable seats. The car's self-levelling air suspension makes millions of calculations per second, continuously varying the shock absorbers and reacting to body and wheel acceleration, steering inputs and camera information. Power-folding rear seats, split 70/30, are another first for a Rolls-Royce, as is a touchscreen infotainment system. The Cullinan comes in at 210 inches long and weighs about 5,800 pounds.
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.
Mixing a classic Range Rover-like shape with unmistakable Rolls-Royce styling cues, the Cullinan is a large, imposing vehicle - such is expected of cars of this type.