Spotted! The Luxurious Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV An Off-Roader?

Feb 15, 2017 06:10 AM EST | Leian N.

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Although the luxury automaker has kept silent about the Rolls-Royce Cullinan production details, spy photos showed that the model was finally put to a test drive earlier this week. What are the apparent developments to the luxury SUV?

The upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV was heavily camouflaged when it went out for a winter testing this week. Although the model had been featured earlier last year, the one captured in spy photos looked better than its 2016 preview, reported Motor Trend.

First of all, the model was set to be installed with the new aluminum-intensive platform which would also be applied to future Rolls-Royce models such as the Phantom and Ghost. The prototype shown in the video below manifested the vehicle to have a sports-like look which is similar to the Range Rover model. The trademark grille of the brand was also apparent in the photos.

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine under an all-wheel drive feature. The only transmission available for the model an automatic but, despite its luxury characteristic, is capable of off-road driving. As per Automobile Mag, this model will go against the Mercedes-Maybach G650 in the automobile market but was deemed to be of limited volume offering compared to the upcoming model.

The brand initially announced the creation of the model way back in 2015. The development was then tagged the title Project Cullinan, otherwise known as the world's largest diamond, and will arrive on the market by 2018.

The spy shots showed that the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be its first high-sided, all-terrain vehicle and is already at its advanced stage of development. The vehicle will get a shorter but higher-riding version of the developed aluminum platform compared to that of the upcoming Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost. Can it beat the Mercedes-Maybach G650 as the reigning luxury SUV in the automobile market?

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