The Rolls-Royce SUV is getting closer and closer to the production line and according to a recent report, the model in question will be called the Cullinan.
White its main competitor, the Bentley SUV, will be called the Bentayga, Rolls-Royce will be selling its 4×4 under the Cullinan name. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this time but it was announced by Autocar. According to our source, the model is named after a diamond which was discovered in South Africa in 1905 and it has been mounted on the Queen’s scepter as part of the Crown Jewels. Now that is what we call “high expectancy” from a new model.
The brand new Rolls-Royce Cullinan is expected to become a global flagship vehicle and even if it’s not certain yet what platform this will be using, rumor has it that it will be shared with the flagship model from BMW, with the upcoming X7 and also with future models which will be put together by the British based luxury carmaker. Rumor has it that the final production version of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will become a reality sometimes in 2017 but don’t act too surprised if you will see it a year later. As far as the engine lineup goes, this should pack a W12 unit under its hood but the company will not say “no” to a plug-in hybrid too. More details on the new Rolls-Royce SUV are limited at this time and will probably be announced close to its debut.