Rolls-Royce Cullinan makes South East Asia debut in Singapore

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Rolls-Royce's first-ever SUV, the Cullinan, ready for the region

It was only last May when Rolls-Royce officially pulled the covers off their first-ever SUV, the Cullinan. Now, just a mere three months later, the brand's luxury off-roader has already made its way to the region. Rolls-Royce recently held the South East Asia regional debut in Singapore last August 7.

“Cullinan is highly-anticipated in Singapore, an all-new model that also completes a prolific range of offerings from the marque. Singapore’s importance as a luxury hub in South East Asia is once again confirmed with this premiere, and we are very happy to bring new customers to the brand with Cullinan’s broader appeal,” said Renee Chua, Managing Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore.

The high-riding Rolls-Royce gets its name from the largest diamond ever found – Cullinan – which now sits atop the British Crown Jewels. It also marks the first time the luxury brand has ventured into the SUV market. Despite that, Rolls-Royce was able to style it similar to their flagship model, the Phantom.

Up front, there's the signature 'pantheon' grill finished in stainless steel. There's also the new headlights with slim LED daytime-running lights, giving it a more distinct face. Moving to the side, it gets the Rolls-Royce's signature suicide doors as well and is fitted with 22-inch wheels which help lift it off the ground. At the rear, there's more similar features with the Phantom albeit now having a hatch and flowing tailgate.

The interior is as luxurious as ever. The cabin is finished with handcrafted wood, metal work and leather upholstery which can be customized fit the customer's desire. A host of high-tech features also come standard on the Cullinan such as Night Vision with Vision Assist, Wildlife and Pedestrian warning, driver alertness assistant, active cruise control and collision warning to name a few.

Under the hood, there sits a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 which produces 563 PS and 850 Nm of torque. Top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering as standard. It rides on the same Architecture of Luxury platform which underpins all other RR models.

The all-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan is slated to arrive in the Philippines in 2019.

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