The Rolls Royce Cullinan has landed in India with a wallet busting price tag of Rs 6.95 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). The British luxury car maker’s first ever SUV isn’t exactly an eye candy but given that the SUV frenzy has taken over the entire world, across all the social classes, a high-riding Rolls Royce was bound to happen. That said, the Cullinan does make a good case for itself with the promise of ultimate luxury and all-terrain capability.
The luxury SUV maintains family identity with a stately chrome grille, massive proportions, and a boxy shape. Speaking of massive proportions, the Cullinan is 5,341 mm long and 2,164 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 3,295 mm. Add a set of 22-inch alloy wheels to this mixture and what you get is car that literally has tonnes of road presence.
Needless to say, the Cullinan’s cabin, in a typical Rolls Royce fashion, is a marriage between exquisite materials and brilliant craftsmanship. Leather and metal dominate the interior but, of course, the Goodwood-based outfit would happily take more of your hard-earned money in exchange for bespoke appointments.
There are more than enough connectivity, entertainment and comfort features to pamper all the occupants, especially the ones who are seated at the rear. Rolls Royce enen offers a couple of electrically deployed picnic chairs that are integrated into the boot floor.
The Rolls Royce Cullinan is based on the new aluminium architecture that also underpins the latest Phantom. The SUV is powered by a substantial 6.5-liter V12 engine which is good for 563 PS and 850 Nm of torque. A sophisticated air-suspension system, all-wheel drive system, and configurable drive modes enable this over-sized SUV to keep its progress steady in any type of terrain while keeping the occupants very comfortable.
INR 6.95 crores plus tax can get you a lot of things in our country but if you choose to spend it on a massive boxy SUV, we are nobody to judge. After all, it is your money!