- The British marque is calling the Cullinan as a "High Bodied" model and it is built ground-up.
Rolls Royce Cullinan TEASED ahead of launch this week - New design element revealed
Rolls-Royce has thrown out one more teaser for its new Cullinan SUV ahead of its official debut on May 10. Before Rolls-Royce begins its broadcast, three limited views of the vehicle will be released to stir up excitement for its release, described by the company as "facets", in keeping with the Cullinan's gemstone namesake. Even entering through the rear doors will be dramatic with its rear suicide doors. Videos published by Rolls-Royce of the prototype Cullinan being tested in the snow are meant to underline the go-anywhere capabilities.
Created to rival other luxury SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga, the Cullinan takes its name from the world's largest diamond that was discovered in South Africa, back in 1905.
It will be ride on the same aluminium "Architecture of Luxury" spaceframe as the Phantom too, which will also eventually underpin all future RR cars.
Combined with all-wheel drive, the Cullinan should come equipped with the same twin-turbo 6.75-litre V12 as the flagship all-wheel drive, generating around the same 419kW/900Nm as the Phantom. The brand has crossed off a diesel option due to the comparative lack of refinement offered by them.