Super-luxury SUV that takes the world in its stride

The hints and teases are over. The Cullinan, named after the largest flawless diamond the world has ever seen, is now revealed.

The motor car that Goodwood describes as a ‘high-bodied vehicle’ (but that others would call a luxury SUV) sets out to show that luxury motoring is no longer an urban concept but something that can be enjoyed wherever there’s a road, track or virgin expanse of wilderness to be explored. Rolls-Royce itself summarises Cullinan’s appeal as ‘Effortless Everywhere’.


Rolls-Royce Cullinan

From very first view Cullinan is a powerful and assertive design, with the V-shape of the bonnet standing well proud of the front wings and leading towards the familiar Palladian Rolls-Royce grille topped by the Spirit of Ecstasy. It shares a close resemblance to the front of the new Phantom, with which it shares body architecture, but the treatment of the front bumper and air intakes gives a more rugged, warrior-like face. The large passenger compartment leads to a fastback split tailgate with a vestigial ‘boot’ or bustle, which Rolls-Royce calls a ‘D-back’ format.

Inside, driver and passengers enter a compartment of flawless luxury, with a completely flat floor and Goodwood’s hand-craftsmanship throughout. Upon touching the start button, Cullinan raises up by 40mm, giving a commanding view on the move without requiring occupants to climb up to enter the cabin. The driver’s instrument panel is now fully digital, with beautifully designed virtual needles, and there’s a new touch-sensitive central instrument screen to allow access to infotainment, vehicle set-up and map views.

For the rear compartment, owners can choose between lounge seating and individual. Lounge seating can accommodate three abreast and will be the choice of family owners, while the individual option includes two seats separated by a fixed rear centre console drinks cabinet with Rolls-Royce whisky glasses and decanter, champagne flutes and refrigerator.  Whichever format is chosen, the rear passengers sit higher than those in front to enjoy the view from Cullinan’s large side windows and panoramic glass roof.

Further distinguishing Cullinan from mere luxury SUVs, the passenger compartment is separated from the luggage area by a glass screen. The occupants of a Rolls-Royce thus do not travel in the same space as their luggage; the partition reduces noise and has the further benefit that when the tailgate is open the passenger compartment remains at the optimum temperature, whatever the outside conditions.


Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Cullinan’s aluminium ‘architecture of luxury’ body structure, elements of which are shared with the Phantom, provides immense torsional rigidity that results in exceptional refinement, ride comfort and off-road ability. Rolls-Royce’s latest generation self-levelling air suspension has been engineered to cope with the demands of off-road driving while still delivering the inimitable Rolls-Royce ‘magic carpet’ ride.

A double-wishbone front axle, five-link rear axle and four-wheel steering enhance agility and stability whether on tarmac or trail. The electronically-controlled active shock absorber system reacts to body and wheel acceleration, steering inputs and camera information in milliseconds, and uses air compression to keep every wheel constantly in contact with the ground even over rough terrain. The Cullinan’s 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12, which shares its architecture with that of the Phantom, has also been recalibrated to deliver a maximum 850Nm of torque at engine speeds from 1,600rpm upwards, an important attribute when searching for grip at walking pace on mud, grass, sand and snow.

On-board technology is, as you’d expect, comprehensive. It includes the latest navigation and entertainment systems, a high-resolution head-up display and a four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility and helicopter view. Safety systems include night vision and vision assist; alertness assistant; active cruise control; collision warning; cross-traffic warning, lane departure and lane change warning. A Wi-Fi hotspot, five USB ports and wireless phone charging keep everyone’s devices and smartphones connected and charged, wherever in the world they find themselves.  


  • Top Speed155 mph

  • 0-60 MPHTBC

  • Max Power563 bhp

  • Engine Size6.75 LTR

  • Weight2660 kg

Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Vehicle length 5341 mm / 210 in
Vehicle width 2164 mm / 85 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1835 mm / 72 in
Wheelbase 3295 mm / 130 in
Unladen weight (DIN) 2660 kg / 5864 lb
Engine / Cylinders / Valves 6.75 ltr / 12 / 48
Fuel management TBC
Max torque @ engine speed 850 Nm @ 1600 rpm
Power output @ engine speed  420kW @ 5000 rpm
Top speed 155 mph / 250 km/h (governed)
Acceleration TBC
Fuel Consumption
Urban TBC
Extra urban TBC
Combined consumption 2 15 ltr/100km  /  18.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (combined)2 341 g/km

New Rolls-Royce Cullinan PRICing

New Rolls-Royce Cullinan prices start from £272,190. This is the manufacturer's on the road price (OTR) including VAT, Road Tax, Tracker, First Registration and Glass Coat as of February 2020, please call us to discuss options.

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