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Opulence, we has it

Autoblog editors configure the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan flagship luxury SUV the way they prefer. The combinations range from classy to outrageous.

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Ask Jeeves to prepare your tea while you spend hours with this

Earlier this month we configured a McLaren Senna with the assistance of two representatives of McLaren Special Operations. In that piece we wrote about few chances there are for the online "shopper" to get a feel for the coachbuilt experience; the Ferrari LaFerrari configurator offered just three color options, for instance, and Bugatti removed the few variables it presented for the Chiron. McLaren didn't build a public configurator for the Senna. It's the Rolls-Royce Cullinan to the rescue &mda

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Battling the Bentayga for title of most-coddling sport utility

Why did we ever expect the Rolls-Royce Cullinan to look like anything other than a Phantom on a lift kit, minus the trunk? The Rolls-Royce of SUVs perfectly employs Phantom cues, from the raised hood to the strong shoulder line and coach doors. The English off-roader brings a bunch of brand-redefining firsts with it, including all-wheel drive, an off-road driving mode, and a suspension that actively extends the dampers to keep every wheel on the ground. All of the vehicle's innovations serve the

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Great roostertails ensue

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is coming soon. The British automaker has made copious effort trying to keep the Cullinan from being considered just a crossover or SUV. The carmaker calls it an All-Terrain High-Sided Bodied Vehicle, and a feature as banal as a tailgate has been billed as a "Viewing Suite." Yet when Rolls-Royce took a prototype Cullinan for testing in the Dubai dunes, they recorded their Phantom-based SUV ripping up the sand in ways you'd expect from a 30-year-old Chevrolet Blazer.

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Could be up there in the Bentayga and Cullinan stratosphere

At the beginning of 2017 we heard reports that BMW planners were considering an X8 SUV boasting almighty luxury, and if approved, it could be ready for 2020 reveal. BMW didn't greenlight the X8 last year, but BMW Blog reports that the Munich carmaker will decide on production this year. Depending on the kind of X8 BMW decides to build, the upper end of amenities and options could mingle in price with entry-level SUVs in the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan sphere.

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Ain't no party like a Rolls-Royce party ...

It's a pair of chairs that appear at a touch of a button.

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Transcript: Rolls-Royce confirms name of new luxury SUV. Rolls-Royce officially acknowledges Cullinan as the name of its new “high-bodied vehicle.” The automaker is steering around the SUV moniker. The name Cullinan comes from the largest flawless diamond ever found. The Cullinan will share a platform with the Phantom. Meaning it will likely get a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. With a possible output of 563 horsepower and 664 pound feet of torque. The C

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Ah, but the Cullinan is not an SUV, it's a "high-bodied vehicle"

It's not an SUV, it's a "high-bodied vehicle."

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The company expects the ultra-luxury SUV to push annual vehicles sales past 5,000.

The company expects the ultra-luxury SUV to push annual vehicles sales past 5,000.

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Still with camouflage body wrap.

The high-roller will share a platform with the new Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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This prototype also reveals the the Cullinan, like other Rolls-Royces, will get rear-hinged doors.

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Rolls calls the Cullinan an "all-terrain, high-sided vehicle."

Big, imposing grille? Check. Aristocratic headlights? Check. Long, strong hood? Check. Cullinan is the Rolls-Royce of SUVs.

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What looks like a high-riding Phantom with bad bodywork is actually a prototype Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV testing in the snow.

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Details emerge on the uber-luxe crossover being developed by Rolls-Royce and being referred to, at least internally, as the Cullinan, after the crown jewel in the Queen's scepter.