Our spy photographers have spotted the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan testing on the Nurburgring in Germany. This model will eventually be the biggest and most luxurious vehicle in the Rolls-Royce stable in the coming months.
Although this prototype doesn’t look very different from the last test car that was spied upon, reports suggest that there are some edgier design updates, especially at the front end. But there’s no denying that this vehicle looks boxy overall. Plus, even the heaviest of camouflage still cannot conceal the traditional grille and the signature head lamp styling, which is what gives away this brand’s true identity.
Reports state that the Cullinan will be based on the same platform which underpins the new Phantom. Since this platform is crafted extensively out of aluminium, the weight should be kept under control - something that will come handy as the car will be loaded to the brim with comfort features. Powering the Cullinan will be a reworked Rolls-Royce V12 unit, and there’s also some talk about a plug-in hybrid variant making it to the range in the future.
Rolls-Royce prefers to call its upcoming Cullinan a high-bodied car or a high-riding vehicle instead of an SUV. It is expected to hit the market in 2018 after possibly debuting at a motor show later this year. Stay tuned.