The highly anticipated new Cullinan from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars made its South East Asian regional debut today in Singapore, at a glittering reception held atop the covered swimming pool of the Ritz Carlton Millenia.
Speaking at the event, Paul Harris, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Regional Director for Asia Pacific, said, “Today we present all-new Cullinan – the Rolls-Royce of SUVs. This is a seminal moment in the history of the brand as we take our place at the very top of a highly competitive sector, but we are confident that Cullinan will set a new benchmark and take its occupants wherever they dare venture in effortless luxury.”
Adding on to Mr. Harris’ positive remarks at the reception, Renee Chua, Managing Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore said, “Cullinan is highly-anticipated in Singapore, an all-new model that also completes a prolific range of offerings from the marque. Singapore’s importance as a luxury hub in South East Asia is once again confirmed with this premiere, and we are very happy to bring new customers to the brand with Cullinan’s broader appeal.”
The Cullinan is the largest diamond ever discovered, in which it is now part of the British Crown Jewels. It was therefore more than appropriate to call the Rolls-Royce of SUVs the Cullinan. As such, the all-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan receives a design that’s distinctly Rolls-Royce, but with an approach to effortless adventure and ruggedness. Its design embodies the essence of effortless luxury, no matter the terrain. It carries the traditional Rolls-Royce design cues that ensures the Cullinan will gain iconic status in the face of “increasingly bland SUV designs.” Underpinning this new SUV is the brand’s “Architecture of Luxury”, a platform that first debuted in the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Inside, the level of opulence is unrivalled by any SUV. A deployable glass partition separates the passenger area from the luggage compartment. This enables passengers to keep themselves cool inside the car, even if the tailgate is open. The second row seats, meanwhile, are available in two options. There’s the typical bench-type “Lounge Seats”, which is a family friendly option that can seat three adults abreast. A more luxurious two-seat arrangement called “Individual Seats” is also available for those who wish for unrivalled levels of opulence inside their Cullinan.
Rolls-Royce calls the Cullinan’s tailgate “The Clasp”, which is a nod to a time when luggage is strapped outside the car. The tailgate is a two-piece arrangement, just like in the Range Rover. Optionally, the tailgate can be fitted with what Rolls-Royce calls picnic seats, which are deployable seats from the tailgate.
Under the hood of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is powered by a reworked 6.75 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that develops 563 hp and 850 Nm of torque, Power is sent through all four wheels via an intelligent 8-speed automatic transmission.
Ensuring the Cullinan’s “Magic Carpet Ride” regardless of terrain is its self-levelling air suspension that comes with larger air struts. The drive and prop shafts have been toughened in order for the SUV to offer the softest ride, even in the toughest of terrain. The suspension system is composed of a double-wishbone design up front, and a 5-link setup at the rear.
Cullinan boasts some of the best technology in its segment, including Laser Headlights (600m range); Night Vision (300m), Vision Assist (1000m – oncoming vehicles), daytime and night-time Pedestrian warning; Alertness Assistant; a 4-Camera system with Panoramic View, all-round visibility and helicopter view; Active Cruise Control; Collision Warning; Cross-Traffic Warning, Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning; an industry leading 7×3 High-Resolution Head-Up Display, Wi-Fi hotspot, and the latest Navigation and Entertainment Systems.
The cabin is equipped with no less than five USB-C ports, whilst phones can be wirelessly charged in the front of the cabin to ensure undisturbed connectivity, no matter where the adventure leads.