RM Design have rendered the probable design of the Rolls-Royce SUV with the codename ‘Cullinan’. Though they are not the first ones to do it, this rendering looks appealing with the signature Rolls-Royce boxy lines.
Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Muller-Otvos had confirmed earlier this year about Rolls-Royce developing a new high-bodied car and the research and development of a new four-wheel-drive system. Based on a shortened Phantom II chassis, the SUV will be about five metres in length. The Cullinan will be powered by the trademark 6.8-litre Rolls Royce V12 petrol engine built at the Goodwood facility in England.
The rendering looks stately with the signature vertically slatted chrome grille and the ‘Spirit of Ecstacy’ figurine perched on top of it. Unlike other renders with a sloping roof-line, the body seems to be inspired from the Range Rover with the upswept rear overhang. The only thing that looks out of place are the missing suicide doors.
Rolls-Royce plans to introduce the SUV by 2017 and will compete with the Bentley Bentayga for the super luxury SUV market currently dominated by the Range Rovers and the Cadillac Escalade.