Millionaires and billionaires have a strong taste for SUVs. Escalades, Tahoes, Cayenne & Q7s have been around there for a long long time but has not been able to move out of a certain price bracket. There comes the Bentyaga & Cullinan to entice this cash-rich cohort.
The Cullinan is being built upon Rolls-Royce’s new aluminum-spaceframe architecture, with an eye to channel car development at Rolls Royce ensuring next generation of Rolls shuns away from their engineering links with more-basic BMWs.
Rolls Royce has again now normal 12 cylinders reliable engine, old boy. Also on the cards most likely a development of the Ghost’s twin-turbo 6.6-liter. A plug-in hybrid version will also be offered.
Cullinan will go against Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, Mercedes-AMG G65, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Bell 206 Jet Ranger.
But now tighter fuel-economy standards will make it harder to sell luxury one-offs, and with diminishing the global economy, demand could disappear altogether.
Expected to arrive in Late 2018 and with a sticker price of $430000