New Rolls-Royce SUV coming to South Africa

New Rolls-Royce SUV coming to South Africa

The again seats may also be folded down, no huge deal in most SUVs however a primary for Rolls-Royce.

It is the second vehicle built on the new aluminum "Architecture of Luxury" platform and shares plenty of elements with the latest generation Phantom.

Land Rover, a fellow British auto brand that was already having a fleet of luxury SUVs in its quiver, enjoyed the scenario.

All this while, a Rolls-Royce SUV was missing the super luxury 4X4 game but not anymore.

The Cullinan's interior is classic Rolls-Royce as it features wooden inserts on the dashboard, central console and door trims, and the quintessential Rolls-Royce watch on the dash. Why the name Cullinan?

As anticipated of Rolls-Royce, which remains to be based mostly in England however owned by Germany's BMW, the Cullinan takes passenger consolation to extremes.

Sources say that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will arrive in South Africa around November 2018.


Rolls is so convinced the Cullinan is different that it is not calling it an SUV, but a "high-sided vehicle".

Rolls-Royce launched its first-ever SUV at the automaker's headquarters in Goodwood, England today. At the rear, it has a protruding boot which is reminiscent of the D-Back Rolls-Royces of the 1930s. Overall, the design of the Cullinan is not pathbreaking. And in a first for a Rolls, there's all-wheel drive and an all-wheel-steering system - so all that weight can move quickly on the streets of Beverly Hills and the dunes of Namibia with equal aplomb. The re-engineered chassis has self-leveling air suspension with larger air struts and more air volume, along with stronger drive and propeller shafts to rightfully offer the "Magic Carpet Ride" even on bad surface conditions.

This allows the SUV to tackle any situation, whether it is a rough track, gravel, wet grass, mud, snow or sand, easily. Thanks to the Phantom-sourced 6.75-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine producing 563 hp and 627 ft lbs of torque, the Cullinan should deliver effortless acceleration in spite of its almost three-ton curb weight. The SUV also comes with the electrically limited top speed of 250kmph.

A host of high-tech features and cutting-edge tech come as standard on the Cullinan.

At 5341mm x 2164mm x 1835mm (LxWxH), the Cullinan is 200mm longer and 166mm wider than its closest rival, the Bentley Bentayga. It will be spot on for the prospective buyers.

Col. T.E. Lawrence, also referred to as Lawrence of Arabia, within the passenger seat of a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tender in 1916.

The Bentayga is powered by an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine that develops 600bhp at 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and a mammoth 900Nm of torque.

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