When Rolls Royce announced the Cullinan a couple of years ago, a lot of eyebrows were raised in the automotive world and a lot of questions were asked. After all, the storied British marque had never made a SUV before. Would the Cullinan have the some “Rolls Royce DNA” that made the Phantom and the Ghost such legendary cars?
Well, fear not. There’s good news on that front: The Rolls Royce Cullinan has been built on the “Architecture of Luxury” that underpins the latest Phantom. You get all-wheel drive, all-round air suspension, and acres and acres of usable cargo space. The Cullinan is designed to take you places where other Rolls Royces just can’t.
Interior and Tech Features
Apart from the ride height, the Cullinan feels just like a Phantom from the driver’s seat. The exquisitely-designed dash is made from a combination of exotic materials such open-pore wood and brushed aluminum, the seats are made from plush, soft leather, the trimmings are all exquisite textiles, and the floor mats are soft lambswool.
In the center console, you get a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with an embedded navigation system. You get five USB Type-C ports throughout the cable, a wireless charging pad inside the central console, and three 12-volt outlets. To top things off, both front and rear seats of the Cullinan have a massage function.
How it Drives
All modern Rolls-Royces have a feature called the “magic carpet ride”—and the Cullinan is no exception. While it sounds like a gimmicky advertisement slogan, there really isn’t a better way to describe the way the Cullinan rides. You just feel like you’re isolated from everything else—there’s no noise, and regardless of the road surface, it irons out road bumps as if they aren’t even there.
Moving on to the powertrain, you get a 6.75-liter V12 engine, which produces 563 hp and 627 lbs.-ft. of torque. While those figures would get you a brutal push in the back in other cars, the acceleration in the Cullinan arrives in the form of an elegantly effortless rush. The transmission is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic unit that is as smooth and streamlined as they come.
The Final Word
Of course, there are other ultra-luxe SUVs around, like the Range Rover Sport and the Bentley Bentayga, but nothing comes close to the Rolls Royce Cullinan in terms of refinement and luxury. It truly is in a league of its own.
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