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Armored 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

• The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a full-sized luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Cullinan is the brand's first all-wheel drive vehicle. It is named after the Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered. In the US, it is not exempt from the Energy Tax Act because it is classified as a station wagon rather than an SUV.

• Unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2018, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is not only the company’s first SUV but also its first all-wheel drive automobile. This one appears fairly standard to the naked eye and yet the asking price is roughly three times that of a base Cullinan. That’s because it is offered directly from TRASCO Bremen GmbH, a leading commercial armored vehicle company that has been around for 35 years. The price includes the vehicle and the extensive work and material it takes to fully armor a large SUV.

Design

• Most of the Cullinan's exterior design has been adapted from the novel 8th generation Rolls Royce Phantom such as the front grille and the headlights. It is visible that the car's exterior design has been adapted from other British SUVs as well. The interior features a new leather applied seats and wooden appliances. The car has new leather camping seats known as the "cocktail suit" which is deployed from the luggage compartment.

• This car is the only Rolls Royce to have a glass partition between the luggage compartment and the passenger compartment.
The button which deploys the partition glass (below the "DOOR" button) The Cullinan features various driving modes and among them, the off-road mode gives the car it's full potential. It also has a dynamic suspension system that changes its height by 40 mm at off-road mode.

Performance

• The Cullinan weighs more than 2.6 tonnes. Yet thanks to its mighty V12 engine and slick eight-speed automatic gearbox, acceleration feels effortless; 0-62mph takes just 5.2sec, which is as fast as plenty of hot hatches can manage.

Production

• Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös says the key driver for the marque's “remarkable” 25% sales growth in 2019 has been unprecedented demand for its rule-breaking Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV. The Goodwood-based company posted total sales of 5125 units, its best-ever performance in 116 years. Starting at $351,250. Highs Velvety and powerful V-12, a cabin that's like a palatial isolation chamber, the literal Rolls-Royce of SUVs.