If you say that something is the "Rolls-Royce of", regardless of the category you're talking about, then say it's the absolute best – and probably the most expensive. Well, the "Rolls-Royce of SUVs" is literally here.
Rolls-Royce executives must have noticed the high-priced trend and said, "Hey, rich people, hold my beer, hold this 1959 flute, Dom Perignon Rosé" and Voila! Here's the Cullinan starting at $ 330,000.
Well, creating the design and the Cullinan was not exactly easy. "The brand needed and expected [it] in recent years," said Martin Fritsches, president of Rolls Royce Motor Cars Americas, told Yahoo Finance about the Cullinan. "[It] came out late last year, and it's really spectacular."
The Cullinan was in work for years – after all, it's a Rolls – and it had to be something special. Not to mention that sales had to be increased, especially in the US.
"Cullinan has been a brand name changer worldwide, especially here in the US," said Fritches. "And last year – in 2018 – we had the best year in the world with over 4,100 jobs, and of course the number of patrons here in the US and North America has also increased, which is clearly a great success."
On the Road
I had the opportunity to drive the Cullinan for a few days and I tell you nothing drives like a Rolls-Royce. And that's the key to the brand, to maintain the air cushion ride for which the automaker is known.
Not surprisingly, the Cullinan uses the same chassis as the massive and luxurious Phantom sedan. It only drives a bit higher, with a SUV car at the rear. The famous Rolls air suspension supports the nearly 6000 pounds. Vehicle, and the power arrives smoothly via a V-12 pumping out 563hp and 627 lb-ft. from the torque.
The Cullinan is deceptively fast when pushed, but that's not why you have a Rolls-Royce. This Ritz suite on wheels not only drives down the street, but hovers over it as well. From the driver's point of view, you feel like a king when you see the hood ornament "Spirit of Ecstasy" of the road.
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The interior of the Cullinan no doubt meets Rolls-Royce standards Leather in which you and your happy companion are wrapped in the entire cabin is possibly the softest I have ever felt.All switchgear, buttons, vents and the like are made of metal with chrome finish and also nicely weighted Lamb wool floor mats (an option of nearly $ 2,000) are the kusche the finest carpets that I have felt on this side of the Orient.
If you must ask …
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So, if you're in a tax bracket where this is an option, getting a lease payment for a vehicle that costs about the same as the average home in the United States is not bad. Again, Rolls tells me that the reasonable leasing rates would be subjectively higher if Rolls-Royce cars did not retain their residual value over the years.
Now you have it: $ 4,000 a month and the best SUV in the world is yours. Just do not ask for bailouts, down payments, target fees, and other Gauche themes that are not appropriate for refined conversations. After all, it's a roll.
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