As you can see from the video below, put together in collaboration with National Geographic, Rolls-Royce wasn't so shy about showing off the vehicle's off-road capabilities of its first foray into the SUV market when in camouflage livery during final trials in the UAE desert recently.
That instruction didn't go down too well with the Instagrammer from the United Arab Emirates so he went on to post an entire gallery of the auto which you can see below. Rolls-Royce have been drip feeding teasers for months now ahead of the car's official launch later this week. It's polished from the get go and answers a direct call from Rolls-Royce customers seeking a vehicle that can handle any terrain together with the effortless luxury the company's cars are renowned. For the first time, Rolls-Royce have made the central display touch sensitive.
Though there is no word on pricing at this time, sources close to Rolls-Royce tell us that the Cullinan will not only slot into the chasm that exists between the Ghost (Rs 4.5 crore) and the Phantom (Rs 9.5 crore) in terms of pricing (both prices, ex-showroom, India), but will only be about 10 percent more expensive than the Ghost.
If you've got the funds, you might have a chance at getting your hands on the Cullinan-unlike the Lamborghini Urus, which has already sold out its first two years of production. The Cullinan stands 1,836 mm high, taller than the Bentayga (1,742 mm) but slightly short of a Range Rover (1,869 mm).
It will be ride on the same aluminium "Architecture of Luxury" spaceframe as the Phantom too, which will also eventually underpin all future RR cars.
Power on the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is expected to come from the Phantom's 6.8-litre V12 engine, in a different state of tune. That will be sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Step inside via the Cullinan's suicide doors and you'll find an interior built to Rolls-Royce's usual exceptional standards.
Behind the back thrones, the cargo floor normally sits lower than the tops of the rear seat cushions.
One of the more eccentric options is the Cullinan Viewing Suite. The Lounge Seat layout is the more functional of the two and has space for three passengers in a traditional bench-style single seat, which can be electrically folded in a number of configurations. Individual rear seating means two plush, powered seats, separated by a console that contains a refrigerator, drinks cabinet, whiskey glasses, champagne flutes, and decanter. It also has a wading depth of 540mm.