British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has finally confirmed that its first ever SUV will be called as Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The much anticipated Rolls-Royce SUV will make its global debut sometime later in 2018. Rolls-Royce first confirmed its plans to bring in an SUV three years back in 2015 and Rolls Royce Cullinan is the second product after Phantom to get the company's all-aluminum spaceframe platform that the company calls as it as the 'Architecture of Luxury'.
In a press statement released by Rolls-Royce, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce says “The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago, it is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury. Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others.”
Rolls-Royce says that the name Cullinan has been derived after the rare Cullinan Diamond - a 3106 carat stone that was found in a South African mine in 1905. Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV has been spotted testing globally many times and the company says that from deserts of Africa and the Middle East to snow-capped mountains of Arctic Circle the company has tested and polished this new SUV and claims to be flawless.
“We were inspired by the epic processes, over many millennia, which went into the creation of the Cullinan Diamond. The name embodies the many facets of our new motor car’s promise. It speaks of endurance and absolute solidity in the face of the greatest pressures; it tells of rarity and preciousness and it alludes to the pioneering, adventurous spirit of The Hon. Charles Rolls and the engineering innovation of Sir Henry Royce; and, of course, it speaks of absolute luxury, wherever you venture in the world” added Müller-Ötvös.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is likely to be powered by 6.8L V12 engine, the same engine blocks that power's the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Expect the SUV to be crafted with perfection and carry on the tag of the most 'luxurious SUV' ever built. Rolls-Royce is a part of BMW Group and going forward might introduce a hybrid engine right from the start. Increasing demand for SUVs worldwide has tempted Rolls-Royce to enter this fast-growing segment and the company aims to increase its profits with this new SUV.