It all began around three years ago when Rolls-Royce announced that it would be building a "high-sided vehicle" that would be Effortless Everywhere. After all the tests, teasers, and the like, the Rolls-Royce of SUVs is finally here. Enter the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
While it does dub it as the Rolls-Royce of SUVs, the British luxury carmaker still refuses to call it that. Instead, it christens it as an "all terrain high-bodied car". Named after the largest single piece diamond ever discovered, the Cullinan takes the traditional luxury SUV and adds a touch of Rolls-Royce to the mix.
Take the front end, which is clearly a Rolls with the large grille and the Spirit of Ecstasy. Then there is the rear hatch--a first for the brand. Called The Clasp at the Home of Rolls-Royce, it can be operated by a press of a button and takes inspiration from the time when luggage was placed outside the vehicle, instead of inside.
Of course, the cabin is where the Rolls-Royce touch is most evident. Clients can choose between The Lounge Seat--a traditional bench that seats three abreast-- or, Individual Seats. The latter is more to most Rolls customers' liking as it not only offers two individual rear seats but a center console with a drinks holder, champagne flutes, whisky glasses, and a refrigerator.