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Rolls-Royce Motors has revealed its first ever SUV, the highly anticipated $325,000 Cullinan.
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Named after the largest diamond discovered to date, the Cullinan is the latest in a number of SUV releases from the world’s most prestigious automakers.
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The Cullinan stands six feet off the ground—four inches taller than its closest competitor, the Bentayga. At 5,864 pounds, it’s more than 500 pounds heavier than the Bentayga, too.
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Angular sides and that high, flat top make it look more imposing than the rounded Bentayga or even Lamborghini’s crouching, super-sporty Urus.
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Its front grille has the same steel vertical slats and flat, stark form as the one on the new Rolls-Royce Dawn, but it’s elevated to regal height in the new SUV.
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Futuristic LEDs surrounding each headlight give it a slightly new, rectangular shape.
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The first thing you notice, though, are the four doors, which close in the traditional coach format. A rear tailgate automatically opens in two sections with the touch of the key fob button. Massive 22-inch rims flank each of its four corners.
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Inside, the Cullinan offers space sufficiently broad and open to fit a regent and retinue though officially, it can seat only up to five people. The rear seat comes in two configurations, with two cockpit-style seats in the rear or a single lounge seat that allows seating for three - or, when folded down, up to 600 liters (21 cubic feet) of storage space, equal to that of the Urus. That’s enough to hold a small dog house or a week’s worth of safari-style luggage.
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Rolls-Royce has also made a new, smaller, and thicker steering wheel for the Cullinan, augmented with a high-resolution, heads-up display and all the technology expected in the family: night vision, including daytime and night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning; an alertness assistant that helps avoid drowsy driving; a four-camera parking system with panoramic view, all-round visibility, and helicopter view; active cruise control; myriad crash-avoidance systems; Wi-Fi; and the standard navigation and entertainment systems.
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As expected, from hints the company dropped in recent months, the Cullinan comes with a 6.75 litre, twin-turbo V12 engine that gets 563 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
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All-new, all-wheel drive and an all-wheel steering system—the first in Rolls-Royce history - come standard. Top speed is 155 miles per hour.