The Cullinan will be shown on May 10 and the company has released an image that shows the car’s tail-light, complete with the Rolls-Royce logo inside. The Cullinan is the brand’s first SUV and it looks to mix ultra-luxury with genuine off-road ability. Recent spy shots have shown a resemblance to the company’s Phantom. There are pop-out seats that are rear-facing and intended for use while the car is not in motion, that then fold back into a compartment in the boot floor.
The resemblance to the Phantom is evident, from the front, and when you look at the D-shaped tail-lights at the rear. The boxy design shows that the Cullinan is more Phantom than Ghost. This car will rival the Bentley Bentayga when it goes on sale. The name is inspired by the Cullinan Diamond, a 3,106-carat jewel extracted from a South African mine in 1905.
The car will most likely be powered by an updated version of the Phantom’s 6.8-litre V12 engine. A plug-in hybrid powertrain could also be offered in the future.