The prestigiuos British Auto-luxury makers just entered the Off-Road rugged SUV terrain with its all new Rolls-Royce Cullinan named after the largest diamond ever discovered till date.This SUV will come with some special features and a special price of about $325k as well.
We know buying big luxury cars is no big deal for some of our Nigerian Music stars and politicians as well,so we hope to see one real soon on our roads as soon as the British car manufacturers (Now owned by the German BMW company) starts rolling them out.
“At this point in the history of automotive design, SUVs have become homogenous and ubiquitous,” Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce’s director of design, told reporters. “The label SUV is now applied to anything with a two-box silhouette and the least suggestion of going off tarmac. [So] we envisioned an authentic, three-box, all-terrain, high-bodied car with a convention-challenging design and absolute capability that would satisfy the adventurous urges of our clients.”
The notion of four-wheeling in Rolls-Royce has returned thanks to the world’s seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs. Even Bentley and Lamborghini now offer them and Ferrari seems to be toying with the idea of something similar.
As expected of Rolls-Royce, which is still based in England but owned by Germany’s BMW, the Cullinan takes passenger comfort to extremes. An optional glass partition separates the occupants’ seats from the cargo compartment. That way, those inside are protected from possible harsh weather while luggage, or artwork, or what have you, is loaded into the back.
The cargo compartment is extraordinarily flexible. There’s a removable parcel shelf and the cargo area floor can be lowered or raised using electric motors. The back seats can also be folded down, no big deal in most SUVs but a first for Rolls-Royce.
That’s assuming you got the rear bench seat. If you prefer comfort to cargo space your other option is a pair of individual highly adjustable seats. Between them will be a drinks cabinet that holds Rolls-Royce whiskey glasses and a decanter, champagne flutes and a small refrigerator. Behind them, will be that glass partition.
The most extraordinary thing about the Cullinan, which is named after the world’s largest diamond, is the amount of attention paid to actual off-road usability. With a base price of $325,000 and an average cost, including options, around $400,000, the idea of even taking one of these through a pothole would probably make many people blanch.
Rolls-Royce promises that the Cullinan will deliver the brand’s famed “magic carpet” ride quality even in harsh terrain. That’s thanks to the all-wheel-drive SUV’s self-leveling air suspension. When driving off-road it can instantly push down on any wheel that computers sense is losing traction. It also has all-wheel steering to help with negotiating tight areas.
Buyers can also choose optional “recreation modules” that contain gear for activities such as base jumping, rock climbing, snowboarding or drone racing. These are designed to be easily slotted into the Cullinan’s cargo bay where the gear is presented from a motorized drawer.
The first customers will get their new Cullinans around the end of this year, according to Rolls-Royce.