After long consideration and speculation, it has been finally announced that the first Rolls-Royce SUV model will go into production. The head of of this British brand, owned by BMW, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, confirmed that by 2018, the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV will reach the market. This move was expected, since the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Bentley introduced its luxury SUV Bentayga.
The current popularity of SUVs, encouraging many carmakers to expand the product range in this segment. It is anticipated stable growth in sales in this segment in the coming period. This is yet another reason why the offer of such models increases. However, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Maserati and Lamborghini believe they can offer extra luxury SUV models, regardless of price. It is believed that rich customers want this type of car and those of the most luxurious and most exclusive brands.
2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Design and Specs
This luxury SUV will be based on a new aluminum construction, as well as the latest BMW X7 SUV. From X7 model, 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan will take a large number of parts. The size of the vehicle should be as well as the size of the Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine, ie, about 5.5 meters. Torsten Müller-Ötvös said that Cullinan will not be a classic off-road vehicle. However, he adds, that the vehicle will have a great deal out of the asphalt surface and will offer a significant amount of space and luxury to its passengers, including their luggage.
According to some information, 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan will lend the drive unit from Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine. It’s 6.75-liter V12 engine, which will provide exceptional vehicle power and performance.
Price of Rolls-Royce Cullinan
The price of the vehicle is in conformity to his name. The name “Cullinan” was inspired by the name of the largest and most valuable diamond in the world. The starting price will be approximately 350,000 €, which is far more 220,000 €, which is the starting price for the Bentley SUV Bentayga. It was announced that the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be produced in 2,000 units per year. The primary market for this SUV the USA and all the richer markets of the Middle East.