Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Cullinan side view sketch by Henry Cloke

It was inevitable that Rolls-Royce would enter the lucrative luxury SUV market, and today it formally launched its new Cullinan tall-bodied off-road car.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan front and rear sketches by Henry Cloke

The boxy, imperious car won’t be to everyone’s liking but it will probably go down a treat with the target market of well-heeled people happy to look down on lesser traffic.

The finished car is not quite as swish as the profile sketch at the top of the page, by exterior designer Henry Cloke, but it does offer strong proportions – aided by its traditional long bonnet.