It won’t be everyday you get to see a Rolls-Royce. It also won’t be easy spotting a camouflaged future model from storied brands. How about a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, then?
That one is mighty hard to spot. The only clue as to what it is is the Pantheon grille and those thin LEDs Rolls calls headlights. Aside from that, there isn’t much. Everything seems to have been camouflaged really well including the rear glass.
This car would be a good debate as to whether we need uber expensive ultra luxury SUVs. Because, and I will only repeat it ten more times, unless you live in an area where it starts flooding soon as someone pees or if you intend to have a Range Rover, these uber trucks are completely pointless. Because if you want an expensive people carrier with a large engine with loads of storage space, look no further than an Audi RS6, Mercedes-AMG E63 or an Alpina B5. That last one has added exclusivity but it is, essentially, a BMW 5-series Touring.
Which brings me to the point I’m trying to establish. Underneath the Cullinan is a BMW-sourced V12. And a BMW X5 chassis; which is a 5-series Touring on stilts. No matter how you look at it the Bentley Bentayga and a Lamborghini Urus are glorified versions of the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. Which are glorified versions of the VW Touareg. See where I’m getting at?
Anyways, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will have the amenities all SUVs should have such as all-wheel drive and the ZF 8-speed automatic bolted to every car in the world. It will also have traditional suicide doors like a ‘proper’ Rolls-Royce. But I must digress…
Another point is that no matter how I elucidate this matter, people with deep pockets will still buy these luxo-barges. Because these people aren’t rational. If they were, they would not be able to afford such luxury. Which leaves just you and me making the sensible choice. But if I must have an SUV, the Volvo XC90 gets my money.