Spy Photos of the Luxury SUV Mid-Cycle Refresh
In fact, 2015 saw Rolls-Royce take the plunge and introduce their first-ever luxury SUV; the name of this hugely successful endeavour was the Cullinan. Over time, this car ballooned in terms of sales, apparently becoming its manufacturer’s most popular flagship. It is currently believed that this big seller is being lined up for a mid-cycle update, with the emergence of some spy shots revealing a discreetly disguised prototype.
Snapped around BMW’s engineering and development center in Munich, this trial run has pieces of its anterior façade hidden alluding to modifications to the bumper. The reduced section of the shroud has no disguise, enabling us to observe a distinct outline and bulk of the air intakes along the edges. The middle area with the extensive radar at its core mostly remains unchanged, but there appears to be an alternate design for the grille.
There’s no disguising the alterations to the rear though, with a fresh design for the lower part of the bumper. The black plastic cladding is higher up the quarter panels now and the pipes have another arrangement altogether. Although we don’t think these are permanent inside those wipe finishes. Broadly speaking, the sides and panelled roof look like they’ve gone unaltered.
Worldwide, the Cullinan is available exclusively featuring one motor – Rolls-Royce’s twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12. Offering standard 563 horsepower to all four wheels by way of a ZF eight-speed auto transmission, the Black Badge models come with a power upgrade of 591 hp. While we don’t anticipate any transformations in terms of the engine, it would not be unforeseen if the manufacturer supplements some kind of electrification to their iconic V12.