Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV Spotted Testing; Interior Uncovered

Like the new Phantom VIII, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is also built on the aluminium spaceframe platform and will comes with a host of smart features. The car will likely be introduced in 2018.

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Rolls-Royce will possibly introduce the new Cullinana SUV in the second half of 2018

Highlights

  • The Cullinan is based on the all-new aluminium spaceframe platform
  • The car takes a lot of cues from the new Phantom VIII
  • Power will come from a revised version of the 6.75-litre V12 engine

A prototype of the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV was recently spotted testing and this time around images of the car's cabin have also surfaced online. The all-new SUV, or as the carmaker likes to call it, an all-terrain vehicle, from Rolls-Royce shares a lot its cues with the new-gen Phantom VIII, which we drove just early this month. In fact, the car is based on the same aluminium spaceframe platform a.k.a. the Luxury Architecture, which will eventually also underpin all the other Rolls-Royce cars, as and when their next-gen models will be introduced. Rolls-Royce will officially unveil the production version of the Cullinan sometime next year, possibly in the second half of 2018.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan gets the face of the Phantom VIII

As you can see, the car is still heavily camouflaged and visually there isn't much of difference in appearance compared to the prototype that was revealed last year in December. The latest test mule, however, does appear to come with a different set of alloy wheels, and, of course, there will be lots of other changes beneath all that camouflage. This time we also get to see the rear section of the Cullinan, which actually it the appearance of an SUV. The prototype still doesn't get production taillamps although rear bumper looks pretty much done and also comes with integrated dual exhaust.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan is based on the new aluminium spaceframe platform

As for the cabin, it's still under development as you can see from all these testing equipment and camouflage. The steering used in the prototype also comes from a BMW, which tells us that there is still a lot of work that is remaining. The instrument cluster looks similar to the one in the new Phantom while the rest of the design looks all-new and more contemporary.

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan's cabin will be a lot more contemporary

To go with Rolls-Royce's "all-terrain, high-sided vehicle" tag, the Cullinan will be offered with high ground clearance and All-Wheel-Drive, more for performance needs than serious off-roading. Power options will include a revised version of the 6.75-litre V12 engine that is currently doing duty on the Phantom VIII and word is that the carmaker is working on a plug-in hybrid version as well for the future.

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