The Rolls-Royce Limited is a prestigious car manufacturing and aero-engine manufacturing company. The Rolls-Royce has revealed that the company is launching its ultra-luxurious SUV. The main feature of this future SUV is that it can cross any terrain. The 2018 Rolls-Royce SUV is expected to be launched with the name “Cullinan”. The name “Cullinan” refers to the world’s largest rough diamond.
2018 Rolls-Royce SUV – Exterior and Interior Specifications
The future 2018 Rolls-Royce SUV is a high-bodied car and will be made up of aluminum and steel space frame structure and is currently undergoing on-road testing. It could also benefit from BMW’s proficiency in carbon-fiber technology. The main objective of the testing phase is to ensure that the SUV carries Rolls-Royce’s trademark of a magic-carpet ride’ and can withstand the variety of surfaces and weather conditions. As compared to Phantom, 2018 SUV will be taller in height and shorter in length. It will be rolling on 22 in rims and will be stretching to 5500 mm long. The 2018 Rolls-Royce will have a new suspension system to provide an effortless ride everywhere. Plug-in hybrid service could be available too. The Rolls-Royce SUV will be equipped with a four-wheel drive. The 2018 Rolls-Royce SUV will be designed with Bimmer’s modern technology and support systems. However internally the SUV is designed with traditional design with the use of hand finished wood and leather. It will have maximum personal space and lavishness and it has been speculated that the SUV will not have a total of three rows of seating. Internally the design will have a universal appeal which will definitely attract its target audience.
2018 Rolls-Royce SUV – Engine and Performance
It is too early to speculate about its engine and performance. However, the 2018 Rolls-Royce SUV may be power-driven by the 6.6-liter V12 engine of Rolls-Royce Ghost’s, which is derived from BMW’s 12-holer or can possess numerous twin-turbocharged engines including BMW’s 4.4-liter V8 or 6.0-liter V12 derived from BMW’s parts bin. It is also anticipated that it might have a plug-in hybrid variant. Technically diesels models are possible however, it is still uncertain whether they will launch it or not as per their brand image. However, certainly, the Rolls-Royce SUV 2018 will be launched exclusively with all-wheel drive. In terms of performance, the SUV will be designed to carry Rolls-Royce trademark of a magic-carpet ride’ and is designed to travel on any terrain surface and is known to be a high-sided all-terrain car. This will surely establish a benchmark in terms of performance and riders will definitely love it.
2018 Rolls-Royce SUV – Price, Release Date, and Competition
Initially, it was expected to be launched towards the end of 2018. However, recently the industry estimates that it will reach showrooms in the middle of 2017. The base price is estimated to be $250,000 or so. However, in the coming future in auto shows and exhibitions, it is expected that more information will be released regarding the SUV by its parent company. The future SUV will face competition from Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, Bentley SUV, Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and its closest competitor will be the forthcoming BMW X7, which will also have an aluminum architecture with the next generations technologies of the X5 and X6.