The Rolls-Royce Cullinan – RR’s first SUV – is an exceptional car but, according to Top Gear’s Chris Harris, it is a dreadful looking thing.
Just about every high-end car maker now has an SUV in their range as the world and his dog continues to demand high-riding cars, whether they need them or not, and at every price point from entry-level to ultra luxury.
At the top end we have cars like the Porsche Cayenne (which really started the obsession with high-end SUVs from car makers other than Land Rover), Lamborghini Urus, Range Rover and Bentley Bentayga, and now have an SUV that sits in a different level above all the high-end SUVs – the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Effectively billed as a high-sided Rolls Royce Phanton, the Cullinan is and SUV like no other, with its enormous presence, sumptuous interior and £300k price tag placing it in another league to the rest of the high-end SUVs.
But despite its obvious prowess off-road, it’s unbelievable ride quality – even on the rough stuff – and the sheer brilliance of make a three-ton SUV work, Top Gear’s Chris Harris has a real problem with the Cullinan. Basically, it’s a minger.
According to Harris, the only angle the Cullinan looks even remotely right from is the rear three quarters, and the rest of the car is just offensive to look at.
Is he right?