The highly anticipated new Cullinan from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars made its South East
Asian regional debut today in Singapore, at a glittering reception held atop the covered
swimming pool of the Ritz Carlton Millenia.
Speaking at the event, Paul Harris, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Regional Director for Asia
Pacific, said, “Today we present all-new Cullinan – the Rolls-Royce of SUVs.
This is a seminal moment in the history of the brand as we take our place at the very top of a highly competitive sector, but we are confident that Cullinan will set a new benchmark
and take its occupants wherever they dare venture in effortless luxury.”
Adding on to Mr. Harris’ positive remarks at the reception, Renee Chua, Managing Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore said, “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.”
Named after the largest diamond ever to be discovered, which now resides proudly atop the British Crown Jewels, Cullinan is Rolls-Royce’s first-ever SUV. The all-wheel drive high-bodied car is only the second Rolls-Royce to be underpinned by the marque’s proprietary Architecture of Luxury, and promises to redefine luxury travel as Effortless, Everywhere, without sacrificing the brand’s legendary “Magic Carpet Ride”.
Cullinan uses this new architecture in a wholly different manner to enable limitless adventure where the road ends and the trail begins, with uncompromised comfort, space, usability and cutting edge technology.
Cullinan is the answer for super-luxury SUV patrons that accept no compromise; When Sir Henry Royce said, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it”, he could have had Cullinan in mind.
Further, Cullinan offers a suite of Bespoke features developed specifically for the increased variance of its intended patrons’ lifestyles, for example the Viewing Suite and the Recreation Module. The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective seeks challenges from Rolls-Royce patrons as they dream up new and creative uses for these spaces.
Strength and power underline Cullinan’s design for supreme luxury. Headlights and air intakes are deep set into the front face, with a prominent brow accentuated by daytime-running LEDs. A newly-designed chamfered Pantheon grille protrudes forward to denote strength, combining with defined vertical and horizontal lines create a powerful visage.
Cullinan’s bold rear features a profile that sports a two-part, ‘D-Back’ format unique to the segment, with a ‘bustle’ back inspired by classic 1930s Rolls-Royce tourers that required luggage to be mounted at the exterior of the motor car. The tailgate opens and closes its two sections automatically at the touch of the key fob button.
Step inside the coach doors of Cullinan – the only SUV to feature this Rolls-Royce signature method of entry and egress – and occupants are treated to authentic Rolls-Royce luxury and craftsmanship.
Symmetrical lines and luxurious materials emphasise Cullinan’s inherent strength and attention to detail. A modern horseshoe graphic outlines the bolster of Cullinan’s newly-designed seat, and parts of the fascia are clad in a newly developed ‘Box Grain’ black leather – a rolled and pressed upholstery similar to that used in high-end couture.
The top pad shields a fully-digitised LCD TFT display, fashioned like a wing to suggest muscularity and movement. For the first time in a Rolls-Royce, touch-screen entertainment systems at the front and rear integrate with the traditional Spirit of Ecstasy rotary controller to enable access to a suite of cutting-edge features in the driver-focused cockpit.
Cullinan boasts some of the best technology in its segment, including Laser Headlights (600m range); Night Vision (300m), Vision Assist (1000m – oncoming vehicles), daytime and night-time Pedestrian warning; Alertness Assistant; a 4-Camera system with Panoramic View, all-round visibility and helicopter view; Active Cruise Control; Collision Warning; Cross-Traffic Warning, Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning; an industry leading 7×3 High-Resolution Head-Up Display, Wi-Fi hotspot, and the latest Navigation and Entertainment Systems.
For those not behind the wheel, the world’s most spectacular scenery can now be from a privileged position. Those in the rear sit higher than those in the front of the car on Rolls-Royce’s Pavilion Seating, enjoying grandstand views of their surroundings thanks to the large glazed area of Cullinan’s side windows and industry-leading panoramic glass roof.
The cabin is equipped with no less than five USB-C ports, whilst phones can be wirelessly charged in the front of the cabin to ensure undisturbed connectivity, no matter where the adventure leads.
At the heart of Cullinan sits a 6.74-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, developed from the ground up to provide effortless torque at extremely low revs. Peak motivation at 850Nm is available from just 1,600rpm, coupled to an all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed transmission, enabling Cullinan to rise from the get-go with grace and pace.
Complementing the powertrain is Cullinan’s four-corner air suspension system, giving the car unmatched levels of versatility. The car can be lowered by 40mm to make entry effortless through iconic Rolls-Royce coach doors, or raised 40mm to traverse any terrain.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan presented in Singapore is finished in Magma Red, with a Tan and Black interior. Prices for Cullinan in Singapore start at SGD 1,268,888. Further information can be accessed via the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore website.