2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan First Look: Specifications, Price, New Features

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan First Look: Specifications, Price, New Features

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Full Review

Rolls-Royce just revealed their much-awaited SUV…Really?…Yes…Time to party!

For many years, there was a fake hope for an SUV from Rolls-Royce. A lot of people manipulated Rolls-Royce into an SUV, some designs being quite good and some, well they were very bad. As we all know, the market for SUV has been increasing drastically over the past few years. The reason is simply that an SUV provides you with the comfort of a car and the ability of a pick-up truck.

Finally, today in 2018, Rolls-Royce officially showed us that they are indeed entering the SUV market. The day before this blog was actually written, few pictures got leaked of the new SUV but Rolls-Royce demanded to take down those photos. The demand of the company was apparently not taken into consideration. Today, on the 10th of May, few famous car vloggers and bloggers got a chance to film a video and see the all-new Rolls-Royce SUV for the very first time. Rolls-Royce also revealed the automobile on their social media accounts.

The British luxury automobile manufactured, which is owned by the German group, BMW has finally let us all get a good look at their latest masterpiece, named as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. This vehicle is the first time ever that Rolls-Royce has brought a product to the SUV market. From the early audience reactions, most of them seem to be really liking it.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan 0-60 mph

A Rolls-Royce spotted in the wild…Wait…What?

New Features

Being a Rolls-Royce, the SUV is designed to give you ultimate comfort and luxury. But the time has finally come and you can drive a Rolls-Royce off-road. Yes, you read that well. The SUV is an all-wheel-drive SUV, capable of handling any type of terrain. The manufacturers also made sure that you do not have to navigate through a whole bunch of settings to be able to get your desired one, rather they fitted only a button, labelled as ‘off-road’ in the centre console and this is all that you need to press if you want to take your luxury piece of excellence on an off-road journey.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Top Speed

The interior of the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been highly revised. The interior is a bit more to the sporty younger side compared to other models. The steering wheel is relatively smaller and thicker than the normal one, to give you a better grip. Another major upgrade is the fact that the new Cullinan is using a touch-screen which is replacing the previous screen. You also get the 360-degree camera system which is being fitted in a lot of luxury cars nowadays. With this model also comes new trim options for the interior.

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan has air suspension that allows the car to lower itself to a good 40mm to ease the entrance for the occupants. The signature suicide doors have remained unchanged. Maybe the only difference is that the umbrella is not in the front doors anymore, they are fitted inside the rear doors which makes it easier for the driver to remove the umbrella without having to get out of the car. The doors close with the push of a button as always. Rolls-Royce wanted to keep all of its signature touches and at the same time, makes the Callinan a timeless luxury SUV.

TheĀ 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan features panoramic sunroof instead of the stars roof. The rear infotainment system is still here, hidden behind the table that retracts itself by the push of a button. One thing that is obvious is that Rolls-Royce did not compromise on the luxury and quality but still, they made an SUV like none other.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Interior

Let’s take a moment to talk about the boot of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Apart from being a comfortable and capable SUV on every terrain, this is also one of the most practical SUV. The massive tailgate opens itself electronically through a button on the key. There is an enormous amount of space there which can easily accommodate all your luggage, no matter what is your journey. The tailgate also opens in two pieces, which makes it practical if you plan on having a picnic on the back of your expensive SUV. The rear seats can be folded down by pressing down a button in the trunk, after all, this is a Rolls-Royce. The Cullinan sits on 22-inch wheels but still, the ride will be very smooth just like the other models.

Hmm…Maybe pop up the hood?…Great idea!

In the front, the spirit of ecstasy greets you with all of its glory and pride. Then comes the time to open up the colossal hood. At first glance, the engine is just like any other Rolls-Royce, the famous V12. But the manufacturer reworked on the engine to make it just perfect for the Callinan.

Apart from being the first SUV from Rolls-Royce, the Cullinan is also the first all-wheel-drive model. The ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce Cullinan is powered by a 6.75L twin-turbocharged V12 engine. This is the only option available for the engine.

For all those that were expecting crazy figures here will be disappointed (sorry on behalf of Rolls-Royce). The Cullinan makes a good 563 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. This is not a small number at all but when compared to the competitors, this has to be the least powerful SUV (I am talking about the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga). The SUV, even though it looks big, it is actually not longer than a Range Rover. In terms of weight, the Callinan is only 2660 kg (5864 lbs).

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is also the sole gearbox option available for the model. Currently, there is only an estimate for the 0-60 mph time. The approximate time is 6.7s. (This figure will be updated once the real figure will be available). The top speed of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is 155 mph (250 km/h). The SUV has a combined fuel consumption of 18.8 miles per gallon.

This SUV is not by any means a performance one, rather a luxurious off-road vehicle that will make you look good and rich both on the road and on the mountains. Most of the buyers would be chauffeur-driven, and they would not even care that it has only 563 hp. They chose that SUV to enjoy a fancy and noiseless ride. And coming back to the off-road ability, most of the people who will be buying the Cullinan would be mostly driving in towns and on the highways, rather than taking it off-road. Even if they wanted to take it off-road, something would stop them from doing so and that thing is ‘bro, did you see how much you paid for that damn thing? And now, you want to go and scratch the bumper on some rocks?’

Will I get a bumper to bumper ‘ultra-luxury’ warranty included in the price?

Now comes the most interesting part of this whole review. It is finally time to talk about price. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan costs more than a Rolls-Royce Ghost and less than a Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII. The Cullinan is also the most expensive SUV that you can currently buy.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Price MSRP

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan has a starting MSRP of $325,000. A well specced Rolls-Royce Cullinan could even go past the $500,000 margin. Is it really worth that much money? That is a damn Rolls-Royce, ladies and gentlemen!

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is expected to go into production in mid-2018 and customers could expect their delivery by the end of 2018 or at the start of 2019.

Update (9/10/18): The Rolls-Royce Cullinan has already made its appearance on the road. A few customers have already got their delivery.

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