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.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • 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

  • SUPRA? IF TOYOTA DOESN’T USE IT…

  • Honda NSX-R

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

  • Mark S

    Spirit.

  • 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

      @@Andrewthecarguy:disqus

  • 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

    Casper

  • 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.

Can Someone Please Drive This 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Final Edition?

With 47 miles on the clock, this SLS AMG is a supercar that’s worth looking into.

BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Vs. Mercedes CLA Coupe: Design, Performance, Interior And Tech

The 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is packed full of modern tech and ready to take on the world.

Hyundai Made A Veloster Battle Car And Named It The Grappler

The Veloster Grappler is a concept study for a post-apocalyptic world…err we mean the 2019 SEMA show.

14-Year-Old Aussie Crashes Into Lamborghini Urus With A Stolen Subaru

The teenager had a pretty wild night that ended when he drove into the very expensive Italian SUV.

Jaguar I-Pace Becomes Nurburging’s First Electric Race Taxi

You can now experience the electric Jaguar I-Pace as a passenger during a fast Nurburgring lap.

Bentley Starts Production Of The New Flying Spur, First Deliveries Due Early Next Year

The 2020 Flying Spur is assembled by hand in Crewe by a team of almost 200 employees.

Here Are More Pictures Of Aston Martin’s 2020 Vantage Roadster

The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster was spotted looking fabulous on the Nordschleife.

Tesla Model S Returns To The Nurburgring With Some Wild Aero

One of the Tesla Model S Plaid prototypes features an eye-catching rear diffuser.

Volvo To Reduce Car Lifecycle Carbon Footprint By 40% In The Next Six Years

Volvo is also aiming to become a climate neutral company by the year 2040.

European Markets Will Keep Wagons Alive, Despite Slumping Sales

Data shows that station wagons held a market share of just 11% in Europe last year, compared to 34% for SUVs.