Rolls-Royce Debuts ‘Cullinan,’ its First Ultra-luxury SUV

Rolls-Royce, the most famous luxury car marque in the world, has entered the off-road arena with the introduction of the Cullinan, its first SUV.

Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor

London, United Kingdom (4E) – Rolls-Royce, probably the most well-known luxurious automotive marque on the earth, has entered the off-road area with the introduction of the Cullinan, its first SUV.

Priced at $325,000, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is an ultra-luxury SUV that is additionally the model’s first all-wheel drive automobile. The SUV is called after the Cullinan Diamond, the biggest gem-quality tough diamond ever found. Series manufacturing of the Cullinan is anticipated throughout the second half of this 12 months, whereas first buyer deliveries will happen both on the finish of the 12 months or by early 2019.

Cullian comes with 6.75 liter, twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivering 563 bhp and 627 pound-feet of torque to the all-new, all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system. This is similar engine that is on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, the beautiful handmade luxurious automotive that obtained an ideal 10 for high quality from Top Gear, one of the common reveals on British TV.

The all-new, all-wheel drive and an all-wheel steering system on the Cullinan is the primary in Rolls-Royce historical past and comes commonplace. The SUVs high velocity is 250 km/h.

The BMW Group, which owns Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, stated the stately and large Cullian has been “tested to destruction” everywhere in the world. The Cullinan stands six ft off the bottom, or 4 inches taller than its closest competitor, the Bentayga. At 5,864 kilos, it is greater than 500 kilos heavier than the Bentayga.

Angular sides and a excessive, flat high give it a extra imposing look than the rounded Bentayga or the Lamborghini Urus, which extensively makes use of carbon fiber bolstered polymer and is powered by a brand new 641 hp (478 kW) L twin-turbo V8.

The Cullinan’s entrance grille has the identical metal vertical slats however is elevated to a extra regal top. A contact of the beginning button elevates the Cullinan 40 millimeters, to its commonplace journey top. The Cullinan can wade in water as much as 21 inches excessive.

The 4 coach doorways shut within the conventional coach format, which implies the 2 rear doorways open in the direction of the rear. A rear tailgate routinely opens in two sections with the contact of the important thing fob button. Massive 22-inch rims flank every of its 4 corners.

The Cullinan’s inside provides seating for under 5 folks. The rear seat is available in two configurations: two cockpit-style seats within the rear or a single lounge seat that permits seating for 3. Folding down the units frees up an enormous 600 liters (21 cubic ft) of cupboard space. The rear seats are greater than the entrance seats as a result of Rolls-Royce’s pavilion-style seating

The Cullinan’s steering wheel is small and thick. There’s a high-resolution, heads-up show with evening imaginative and prescient, together with daytime and evening time wildlife and pedestrian warning; an alertness assistant that helps keep away from drowsy driving; a four-camera parking system with panoramic view, all-round visibility and helicopter view; energetic cruise management; totally different crash-avoidance techniques; Wi-Fi and the usual navigation and leisure techniques. There are 5 USB ports across the cabin, and telephones within the cabin’s entrance may be wirelessly charged.

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