After making its global debut in May of 2018, and then making its ASEAN debut in Singapore in August of 2018, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has finally made its way into the Philippines. The brand’s first-ever SUV promises to offer unparalleled luxury and comfort in the ultra-luxury SUV segment.
The Cullinan is the largest diamond ever discovered, in which it is now part of the British Crown Jewels. Therefore, it was 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 ensure the Cullinan will gain iconic status in the face of SUVs now almost looking the same with each other. 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 unrivaled by any SUV out there. 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 are 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” (as shown) is also available for those who wish for unrivaled 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.
As with all Rolls-Royce vehicles, each car has its own unique and individual configuration. This Rolls-Royce Cullinan on display is pegged at around P53 million, and as always, when it comes to customization, your imagination is your limits.