It’s no secret that super-luxury SUVs are under development by most, if not all, makers of super-luxury cars. Think Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and the like. Bentley launched the Bentayga in 2016, Lamborghini unveiled its Urus last year (2017) and now, Rolls-Royce has officially announced the name of its SUV – stand and applaud the new Cullinan!
The announcement was by way of a tweet from Rolls-Royce, which said:
“Enter new terrain. #RollsRoyceCullinan”
— Rolls-RoyceMotorCars (@rollsroycecars) February 13, 2018
Expected to arrive in late-2018, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will feature a unique aluminium chassis that is a variant of the new platform unveiled for the Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII. It could be powered by the Phantom’s 6.8-litre V12 petrol engine, and possibly a hybrid option at a later date.
About the name, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said, “(Cullinan) is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury. Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others.”