Interiors – The interior of the Cullinan is THE place to be in. You can spend an entire day simply taking in the phenomenal levels of luxury in here. The rich leather seats, excessive use of veneer (or carbon-fibre), metallic buttons, thick carpets – all of it just leaves you awestruck. The level of detailing and the quality of materials is by far the best we have ever come across in an SUV. The world’s most luxurious SUV – you bet!
Being the world’s most expensive SUV, the Cullinan is built using one of the most premium & luxurious mix of materials
The dashboard has a design reminiscent to that of the Phantom. You don’t get The Gallery in the Cullinan. It is exclusive to the Phantom. But the dashboard hardly feels less. The Black Badge version we had came with an interesting carbon fibre trim which went well with the rest of the interior. There is ample leather used on the dashboard and whatever you touch is exactly what you feel it is. There are absolutely no corners cut. Metal is metal and leather is leather.
There is a distinct old-world charm about the Cullinan’s cabin. It is refreshing to enter a car which is not overloaded with gadgets and touch-screens. From the toggles to turn on/off the flow of air to the nifty clock, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. That is not to say that the car isn’t equipped with the latest in technology. The infotainment screen caters to a variety of functions and we particularly liked the cutting-edge all-round camera display. The interface is based on BMW’s iDrive and as a result, it is easy and crisp to operate. Features like massage seats, lane departure warning, and a fantastic audio system ensure that you’ve got the technology part covered.
The cabin is not cluttered with buttons and switches; has a timeless feel to it
Saying the seats are super comfortable would be an understatement. They are one of the best we’ve seen in any car and offer a multitude of adjustments. Heating, ventilation and massage functions are offered, although they don’t seem to be as aggressive as the ones found in a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The second row offers tremendous space and you wouldn’t be left asking for more. We had the Lounge Package, which gets an extra set of adjustments for the seats. All black curtains, door open/close button and feather filled headrests ensure privacy, convenience and comfort. The boot is huge and you can spec it with the option of ‘picnic chairs’. Two seats pop out from the boot encasing so you can have your champagne while looking out, from your boot.
Being a Rolls, you can customise the car as per your wish. Your imagination is the only limit. In fact, Rolls-Royce says that it is very difficult for any two of their cars to be identical. From paint to the colour of the leather, you can make the Cullinan as individual as possible. Naturally, the interiors are all hand-built and the care and attention gone into make them is very evident.
Chauffeur driven owners won’t be able to differentiate the comfort of their house from the back seats of the Cullinan
We have said a lot but there is so much we still haven’t. That is how mesmerised the cabin of the Cullinan leaves you. It is an experience in itself.