If we had left the choice to Cinderella to choose her carriage, she would certainly not have opted for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, as it is. But all is not lost.
It has been almost five years since the very first SUV from the Goodwood firm has been roaming our roads. Finally, it’s a very big word as it’s rare to come across one, despite the relative success it meets at the international level, with a very wealthy clientele, ready to lighten up nearly €400,000 for afford it. Despite this elitist tariff, its designers have made no effort to lighten its line, outrageously “heavyweight”, a thousand leagues from the pencil stroke of the Range Rover which culminates at the height of elegance, in the kingdom of SUVs.
Limited radius of action for designers
Accusing the weight of the years, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan should not be long in considering an overhaul of its exterior style to ensure its second part of its career. Problematic at present, his dazed gaze should squint on the occasion of the restyling, taking inspiration from the very successful Specter coupe, 100% electric, which recently ushered the British firm into a new stylistic era, breaking with a certain conservatism. Thus, the entire bow of the SUV will be redesigned to accommodate at its top thin daytime LEDs, relegating the main optics lower, under slightly smoked windows for more discretion, while the size of the grille could slightly decrease .
In profile, new rim designs are expected, while the stern should unfortunately be content to review the frame of its optics. On board, the cockpit will certainly not experience a revolution, as the clientele remains attached to a conservative atmosphere. It will mainly be a question for the restyled Rolls-Royce Cullinan to update its multimedia environment. Finally, what about developments under the hood, in order to lower its CO2 emissions (341 g/km to date)? Mentioned at its launch, hybridization does not seem in a hurry to support its 600 hp V12. It would however be virtuous for him to convert this excess of power by an electrified V8 as BMW, its parent company, resolved to do so for the needs of the XM SUV which cumulates 653 hp plug-in hybrids. The future will tell.
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