The first SUV by Rolls Royce in India, Cullinan has been rolled out at a private event in Chennai. The luxury automaker had launched the Cullinan SUV in the country as CBU in 2018 with a price tag of Rs 6.95 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). Rolls Royce also announced the availability of the Cullinan SUV at its authorized dealer for South India at the event, as the Chennai dealership manages deliveries for entire South India.
The Rolls Royce Cullinan comes based on the aluminum space frame architecture, called ‘The Architecture of Luxury’, the same platform that also underpins the Phantom VIII. Dimension wise, the Cullinan measures 5341 mm in length, 2164 mm in width and 1835 mm in height, which makes it 200 mm longer and 166 mm wider than the prime rival, the Bentley Bentayga. With a wheelbase of 3295 mm, it is also longer than the Bentatga’s by 303 mm. In terms of design, the front fascia comprises of the signature Rolls Royce grille, which sits between the rectangular headlamps, suicide doors, a sharp flat shoulder line across the length of the car and the vertically stacked tail lamps are the highlights. Other than that, the luxury SUV also features a protruding boot, which pays homage to the D-Back Rolls Royces of the 1930s.
In terms of interior, the premium SUV by Rolls Royce comes loaded with a cabin wrapped in opulent materials with wooden inserts on the dashboard, central console, and door trims as well as the quintessential Rolls Royce watch on the dashboard. Some modern age features such as the digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, which is a first for Rolls Royce, have also been offered on the Cullinan. Apart from these, the rear seats are placed higher than the front seats for a better view of its surroundings, all thanks to the large windows and a panoramic sunroof. Also, the Cullinan comes with a bench seat at the rear, which can be replaced by two captain seats.