Rolls-Royce may be one of the last luxury brands to join the SUV race, but the British company has done it in style.
While some marques had to go against tradition a bit when releasing SUVs (especially sports car manufacturers like Porsche and Maserati), Rolls-Royce found a way to perfectly integrate the Cullinan into its current model lineup.
As the following video presentation from Doug DeMuro can attest, it is every bit a Rolls-Royce as the Ghost — if not more, given that the Ghost has BMW underpinnings and the Cullinan is a mostly a Phantom underneath.
The connection to the Phantom is obvious from a design point of view as well (suicide doors, anyone?), not to mention the upscale materials that make the Cullinan worthy of the (retractable) Spirit of Ecstasy statuette.
As he usually does, DeMuro delves into crazy detail when reviewing the Cullinan. However, you should know this is not a full review, as he wasn’t allow to drive the super luxury SUV — the reason for that being that it isn’t on sale yet.
But we’ll take a static review of the Cullinan over no review at all any day of the week, especially since the posh SUV offers more quirks and features than even Doug DeMuro can handle. The attention to detail is mental with the Rolls-Royce SUV. Just to give you an idea about that without spoiling the video for you, the SUV features leather-wrapped climate control dials and doors that can be closed just by pressing a button, whether you’re inside or outside the car.