After a long wait of 3 years, the Rolls Royce Cullinan is finally to be revealed today. The Phantom Sedan based SUV is going to be the most luxurious one in the market. The official tagline of the Cullinan is ‘an all terrain high sided vehicle’. The Cullinan will be filmed as a part of the ‘The Final Challenge’ series hosted by the National Geographic channel. The official announcement of the car was done at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2015 that it will be revealed in 2017 and hit the market in 2018. The testing of the Cullinan started in January 2016.
The Cullinan draws power from the Phantoms’s biturbo 6.75 liter V12 engine. The aluminium spaceframe platform called the ‘Architecture of Luxury’ will also be used in the car. It is reported to be the first rolls Royce with an off road button. The height of the car can also be altered during driving. The designing of the car is influenced by the Phantom, which can be clearly seen, as there are near identical fascia on the front whereas the rear is marked by D-shaped tail lights. the front look of the car is completed by the trademark grille with verticsl chromeslats and rectangular headlamps on either side.
The name of the car has been inspired by the ‘Cullinan Diamond’, which is a 3106 carat jewel mined from South Africa in 1905. Torsten Muller Otvos said that the name had been “hiding in plain sight”, further he said, “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product”. Rolls Royce had not kept the diesel option for this car. There will be a 4*4 drive train mated with an automatic transmission.
in the words of Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce, “Today’s public and customers will see Rolls-Royce in a wholly new light as Cullinan demonstrates just how capable a Rolls-Royce can be. And in a few short months, our customers will be able to experience this capability for themselves as they get behind the wheel of this truly compelling Rolls-Royce”. The Rolls Royce Cullinan is seen as a potential rival of Bentley Bentayga launched in 2016 and the 2017 launched Lambhorgini Urus. As suggested by its name, the Cullinan is definitely a jewel to posses.