The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is here – at last

Since it announced it would be making an SUV over three years ago, Rolls-Royce has been agonisingly slow in building the excitement — now, the wait is finally over. Move over Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover SV Coupé, there’s a new luxury SUV in town…

Magic carpet ride

Crossing bridges over thousand-foot canyons, traversing the Scottish Highlands, climbing snow-covered mountains, and gliding over sand dunes and the Bonneville Salt Flats — the Cullinan has been tried and tested, and it’s ready to tackle the extremes in style. The first all-wheel-drive Rolls-Royce, the Cullinan features an aluminium sub-structure, a new drivetrain system, the latest generation of self-levelling air suspension, an electronically controlled shock absorber adjustment system, all-wheel steering, and a 6.75-litre, twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine. As expected, the interior is filled with numerous luxury accessories, including a heated steering wheel, drinks cabinet, folding bench seats, a rear partition wall that separates the passengers from the luggage compartment, and additional viewing seats that slide out of ‘The Clasp’ tailgate. With a starting price of approximately 260,000 GBP, it seems like the sky’s the limit for the Cullinan. The only question left to ask is where will you take it first?

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If the traditional two-wheel-drive Rolls-Royces are more to your taste, you can find over 100 examples listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.