Rolls-Royce Cullinan To Debut on May 10th
Rolls-Royce claims the vehicle will be an ‘all-terrain, high-sided vehicle’.
Rolls-Royce is best known as the brand to make the most premium sedans and convertibles in the world but even a well-established brand like Rolls-Royce can feel market pressure. Other brands are making a name for themselves in the lucrative SUV markets around the world, so the British automaker has come up with its own, called the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Rolls-Royce claims the vehicle will be an ‘all-terrain, high-sided vehicle’ rather than a classical SUV. In preparation of its release on May 10, 2018, Rolls-Royce has sent prototypes of the vehicle to different parts of the world to test Cullinan’s mettle against tough surfaces in difficult situations.
Although the prototype’s camouflaged body doesn’t reveal much, one look at it can hint at a tall vehicle with a large roofline. The new Cullinan is based on Rolls-Royce’s spaceframe architecture recently debuted with the eighth-generation Phantom. The new aluminum frame will make its way to future Rolls-Royce vehicles.
Details regarding the powertrain have not been released but it is likely that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will borrow Phantom’s engine. The Phantom’s engine is a dual turbocharged 6.75-liter V-12 that makes 563 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque thanks to the eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel might be an exclusive feature for the SUV.