In 1905, in a mine in South Africa, the largest rough diamond in history was found.
The 3,100 plus carat beauty was named the Cullinan diamond, in honor of the mine’s chairman, Thomas Cullinan.
Now, more than a century later, Rolls-Royce presents us the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a gorgeous car that it is not only the brand’s first Sports Utility Vehicle, but also its first ever all-whell drive unit.
I was invited to the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan’s presentation in Miami and it just blew me away.
This is a strong, trustworthy vehicle, a real gemstone that also provides us with the class and elegance that is business as usual by the British luxury automobile maker.
A real gem
By definition in industry standards, we are beholding an ultra-premium luxury vehicle.
Luxury and class are the name of the game when it comes to the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan’s exterior and interior.
Impeccable lines and taste permeate the inside and the outer design of this gorgeous gem, with a shape and presence that evoke Royalty and sumptuousness that are hard to find in just any regular SUV from any carmaker.
And this beauty has a heart. A huge, powerful and satisfactory heart.
With the Cullinan, the British brand just pulled no punches under the hood. This SUV is powered by a 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V12, that is able to produce 563 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. You read it right: V. 12. No one will catch up with you once you take on the highway with this beautiful, gorgeous beast.
It also should be noted that, to manage all this power, all-wheel drive is standard, as is all-wheel steering.
Just to get it out of the way, you should know that this power comes with a price. You’ll only get a fuel efficiency of 12 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon in the highway, according to EPA’s estimates.
Classic meets tech
Have I mentioned how clean and classy its interiordesign is? Of course I have, but let me go deeper.
Inside of the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan you will find a bastion of technology, that mixes seamlessly with classic, elegant design that the brand is known for.
This is a very important trait to mention, since all the technology devices don’t distract at all from the impeccable design and artisan work and effort that has been put into this car.
Just to name a few amenities, you’ll find a console that has a refrigerator and whiskey glasses. It also provides us with a Wi-Fi hotspot, and, in a more ‘grounded’ side, its seats are just like sitting on a big cloud in the sky: their comfiness will meet no match.
Its design also provides with plenty of space. Anyone will fit inside the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, no matter how tall they are.
I know it is a clichéd analogy, but if there was a car picture next to the word ‘smoothness’ in the dictionary, no doubt about it: there would be an image of the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan in this definition.
To borrow from the popular wisdom: this beauty rides and drives like butter.
Seamless gear changes, smooth, responsive acceleration and trustworthy driving make this SUV a delight to drive.
There’s no way around it: Rolls-Royce is where the bold, and elegance-seekers come to. This is a powerful SUV that will give you that, power, but not only that.
A flawless mixture of classic design, technology and space make the first attempt of Rolls-Royce at the SUV market a successful one.
A diamond all around