Rolls-Royce Cullinan Launched In India

  • Dec 05, 2018

  • The Cullinan is Rolls-Royce’s first-ever SUV.

  • It is also the first 4X4 by the carmaker.

  • Shares platform with the Phantom VIII.

  • Powered by a 6.75-litre V12 engine

Rolls-Royce has launched its first-ever SUV, the Cullinan, in India. Priced at Rs 6.95 crore, it’s considerably more expensive than its arch-rival, the Bentayga, which is priced from Rs 3.78 crore to Rs 3.85 crore (all prices ex-showroom pan-India). The Cullinan is based on the aluminium space frame architecture, called ‘The Architecture of Luxury’. It is the same platform that also underpins the Phantom VIII.

As far as design is concerned, it looks largely similar to its siblings. The front fascia comprises of the signature Rolls-Royce grille, which sits between the rectangular headlamps. Other family design elements include suicide doors, a sharp flat shoulder line across the length of the car and the vertically stacked tail lamps.

The Cullinan also features a protruding boot, which pays homage to the D-Back Rolls-Royces of the 1930s. As far as dimensions are concerned, the Cullinan measures 5341mm x 2164mm x 1835mm (LxWxH), which makes it 200mm longer and 166mm wider than the Bentley Bentayga. At 3295mm, its wheelbase is also longer by 303mm.


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