The Rolls Royce Cullinan, the first SUV of the brand, has been officially confirmed and revealed in a preview image.
Even though the car is still camouflaged, this is the first time that I have seen in the non-testing form. Rolls-Royce has also confirmed officially that the project is underway, with the production model expected to go on sale in 2018. Rolls-Royce previously posted a picture of the Cullinan as a Ghost with the body of a test vehicle.
Rolls-Royce refers to the car as a Project for Cullinan, although it is said that this is a name in the key development for the car, and he did not want to comment on what the name of the production would be. It has also been confirmed that the SUV will be the first model with four-wheel drive in the Rolls-Royce 110 years of history.
Rolls-Royce does not use the term SUV, instead of calling the Cullinan ” all-terrain, high-sided vehicle. We already know that the car will share its aluminium structure with all other Rolls-Royce models from 2018.
Unusually, Rolls-Royce has revealed details of where the car is going to be tested before its official launch; first be taken to the Arctic Circle for cold weather testing, before being sent to the Middle East next year to the contrary.
The high-riding Cullinan square design of Rolls-Royce’s flagship Phantom, as opposed to the softer look of Ghost.
A developed version of the Phantom of 6.8-liter V12 engine is expected to be used for the new SUV, although this is not yet confirmed. Rolls-Royce has toyed with the idea of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, as well as a diesel unit, although the latter has been discarded due to its lack of refinement.