Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | November 20, 2017 18:11
Rolls-Royce Cullinan shows off details as 2018 launch approaches
We are now in an era where high-lux brands are entering the crossover market. In an update to this growing segment, our spies have snapped photos of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan with far less camouflage than before.
With this new set of photos, we see a clearer picture of the large crossover's fascia. A bold chrome 'waterfall' grill dominates the front, along with a pair of slim headlights that are likely to be powered by LEDs. Following the luxury marque's styling direction, the whole front end is squared off, giving it an imposing stance. Expect the pop-up 'Spirit of Ecstacy' to make an appearance here as well.
On to its side, these new photos reveal the signature coach doors the brand has been using for the past two decades. At the same time, there's the door-mounted side mirrors as well. There's also a clearer look at the rear quarter profile, featuring a steeply raked back glass treatment. It is also worth nothing that the wheelbase is longer than the car it is based on, the BMW X7. That means owners can expect a lot of room at the back.
The rear quarter view shows a broad-shouldered profile, much like the recently revealed Phantom VIII. Another photo shows that the car is sporting its production tail lights and it looks like it follows the design of the marque's sedan line-up. That said, there is an integrated tailgate spoiler and the splits on the tailgate suggests a similar design to a Range Rover.
As mentioned before, it is likely that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be powered by a V12 engine, courtesy of BMW. In the range-topping 7 Series, the M760Li, it produces 609 PS and 800 Nm of torque. It is possible that it will be de-tuned as not to overpower Rolls-Royce's flagship sedan, the Phantom VIII.