Rolls-Royce, the marquee British Automaker, has launched its grandest of diamond for the Indian Audience. Christened after the largest diamond ever found, the new luxury SUV is the first 4WD offering from the Rolls-Royce factory. It also gets a four-wheel steering and carries a Rs 6.95 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India) premium price tag .
Rolls-Royce Cullinan sports a 3,295mm long wheelbase which also features on the Rolls Royce Phantom. As far as dimensions go, the Cullinan is 5,341mm in length, 2,164mm in width. But more than the dimensions it the signature chrome finished grille coupled with the “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament that makes Cullinan a true Rolls-Royce masterpiece. Other than this the rectangular LED headlights and large air intakes complete the fascia. True to the Rolls-Royce name, the Cullinan gets signature suicide doors. The rear gets dual exhaust ports, roof-mounted spoiler and vertically positioned LED tail-lights.
The inside reminds one of the Phantom. The interior comes draped in bespoke leather with premium metal and wood finish. Key feature highlights include the first of its kind touchscreen infotainment system and an all-digital instrument cluster. The signature analog clock on the dash coupled with the Spirit of Ecstasy controller adds to the Rolls Royce appeal. The claimed boot space is 560 liters but in case you need more than folding the rear seats to get 1,930 liters of boot space.
Under the hood, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan carries a 6.75-liter V12 petrol engine. At full throttle, it churns out 571 hp @ 850 Nm of torque. Transmission duties rest on an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 4WD also promises best in the class comfort with self-leveling air-suspension and multiple off-road modes.
In addition to comfort, luxury, and power, the British automaker is also offering a host of customization options on colors and equipment. This may, however, push the price tag up by nearly Rs 1 crore. Luxury, as they say, is never cheap. We expect Rolls-Royce to begin deliveries in 2019.