Forget The Cullinan – Rolls Royce Will Give Its SUV A Different Name

Despite almost everyone was expecting Rolls-Royce to name the first SUV in its history the Cullinan name, it appears that the British brand has chosen a dfferent moniker.

This report comes from SUVAuthority, and it quotes the brand’s chief for the Asia-Pacific region, Hal Serudin, who pointed out that the ‘Cullinan’ is “just a working project title”, adding that the company should bring “more news on this in the coming year”.

In the meantime, Rolls-Royce continues testing the SUV in various environments, including the Nurburgring. Despite keeping its camouflage on, we already have a good idea on how it will look like thanks to the numerous spy shots and videos, as well as a set of renderings.

So, what should we expect? Well, mostly a Phantom-inspired exterior design and dashboard, and the same aluminum platform that’s found in the brand’s flagship saloon, but with different suspension settings and a new all-wheel drive system.

The luxury SUV is said to come from the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 of the Phantom, where it makes 571PS (563hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque, which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Last, but not least, Rolls-Royce is expected to unveil its Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Range Rover SVAutobiography rival in 2018.


  • Andrewthecarguy

    I vote for Spectre.

    • Nordschleife

      I like that. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

    • Kash

      while that is a nice one, I was thinking something like Poltergeist or Phantasmal.

  • Nordschleife

    It will definitely be something from the history books which is the equivalent of big ghost. Lol


  • Honda NSX-R

    Rolls Royce Dementor.
    Seriously, they have names like Ghost, Phantom…

  • Mark S


  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    So, just Googling the word Ghost or Phantom shows that they’re synonyms (wraith included) (it’s obvious to anyone who’s not in preschool, but anyway). Like Andrewthecarguy suggested, it would appear that Spectre should be the next name, unless they plan on a Rolls-Royce Apparition SUV

    • donald seymour


  • enthusia

    the silver queef

  • Owen Hamilton

    how about Rolls Royce Poltergeist

  • jsz00

    Let’s take the Rolls Royce SUV to the Nurgurgring….

  • fabri99

    Bring a historical name… Corniche, or Silver Shadow.

    • Fabián Montiel

      It’s not worthy enough

  • KSegg

    I can’t help but feel that it looks like someone hacked off a Phantom’s front end and just Frankenstein’d it onto an SUV body.

    • donald seymour

      Let’s hope that’s not the case.

  • Nope

    Boxy McBoxface.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Rollsy McRoyceface.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Phantom, Ghost, Wraith…

    @Andrewthecarguy:disqus is on to something here.

  • Martin Giles

    Gotta love the BMW logo partially visible on the close up of the steering wheel

  • Tinky-Winky


  • TheHake

    Thank goodness. Because Cullinan is just a hole in the ground!

  • Even if it was to be nameless it would still be far much better than that Bentayga abomination.

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