The 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan remains the uber-luxurious SUV that takes luxury up a notch through the roads less-traveled.
Rolls Royce has always been the definition of outlandish luxury for a long time now. The British Automaker has never ceased to amaze people with its meticulous built cars that have a reputation of running for a long long time! They have also been known mostly for the fleet of laid-back sedans and coupes like Ghost and Phantom and the rather sporty Wraith, which are no less than motherships. But the automobile landscape is having a major shift with crossovers and SUVs being the trendsetter. And that is where Rolls Royce has also pitched in their very first SUV, the Cullinan in 2018.
In 2021, Rolls Royce has brought about little to no changes to their first SUV, which is apt as it sure has a lot to be unraveled since its launch in 2018. The only Buzzfeed that has been doing rounds since the SUV came out is its all-electric model which hasn’t seen the light of day yet. Apart from it, there aren’t any new aspects to look out for from this already outlandish SUV. The 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan takes on the niche bunch that includes the equally elusive Bentley Bentayga, the mad Lamborghini Urus, and the freshest of them all the Aston Martin DBX.
6-Figure Prices And Trims
An extravagant SUV as the 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan is offered in a single trim that is priced from $340,000. This figure surely gives into the lavish backing that has gone into this SUV, but this is just the beginning. Once equipped with the bare basic options, it will very well cross the $500,000 mark.
Apart from the standard trim, Rolls Royce also offers a 2021 Cullinan Black Badge, which has a sinister take on luxury. As the name suggests, this particular trim is revamped with more blacked-out elements and a unique feature package to amplify its exclusive appeal. The differentiating factors are its exterior blacked-out cues and distinctive dual-tone 22-inch alloy wheels.
A V12 Engine That Has Brute, But Is As Silent As A Kitten
It might look all tamed and classy from the outside, but the 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan packs a hoon-worthy 6.8L Turbocharged V12 that pumps out 563 hp and 627 lb-ft. It is coupled to an 8-Speed Automatic transmission and sends power to all four wheels. It sure packs a lot of punch but is still overshadowed by its insane curb, which is focused on providing the occupants with the utmost comfort and luxury.
Performance plays a secondary role for this Rolls Royce SUV, but it still does 0-60 mph in a clean 4.8 seconds. The top speed is restricted to 190 mph, which isn’t slow by any means. Being an SUV, the Cullinan has quite a few impressive traits that make it a worthy contender, off the roads as well. The mechanical elements have been made to work in silence as the cabin stays completely cut out from any external interferences. The added ride height and adaptive suspension make it a capable off-roader as well.
Interior Is All About Outlandish Luxury And Modern Technology
The interiors of a Rolls Royce are considered the epitome of luxury and comfort in the automobile industry and we agree with it, every bit. But with their first-ever SUV, things were looking a bit skeptical. As a Utility vehicle will surely not be able to match its brothers in terms of comfort and sustenance. But Rolls Royce Cullinan rubbished all of it and lived up to the “Spirit of Ecstasy” it proudly flaunts. The interior is wrapped in leather, lamb-wool, wood trim, and aluminum accents to start with.
On top of these and the various optional upholstery options, the level of customization is downright outlandish. Both the rows comprise of heated and ventilated seats that also get massage functionality. The tall body design, gives a completely different perspective to the cabin of this RR, as compared to the sedan Bodystyle that we are used to from them. Rolls Royce has updated its technology features with the changing times, and that is the only feat that feels out of place in this classic layout. It comes equipped with a 3-piece infotainment setup – a 10.3-inch unit on the dash and two 9.2-inch screens for the rear passengers.
Exterior Is Clean, Muscular, And Unmistakably Rolls-Royce
This might still be a bit overboard for some, especially the hardcore Rolls Royce fanatics. But if look at the bold and innovative side of things, The 2021 Cullinan is RR’s most ambitious project in a long time. Apart from being an unchartered territory, it was a hefty task to make an SUV worthy of the Rolls Royce badging, but the Cullinan has come past that.
The signature front grille topped by the Spirit of ecstasy is a denotation of its luxurious heritage. From the front, it sure looks a lot like the Phantom but the commonalities end there. The Cullinan has a very comparative side profile to that of a Range Rover, but subtle cues including its taillights and wheel designs help it stand out. It is quite a huge SUV, as it is heavier, longer, wider, and taller than the Bentley Bentayga, its closest competitor.