Rolls-Royce Cullinan Spied With A New Face And Larger Tailpipes

Rolls-Royce Cullinan Spied With A New Face And Larger Tailpipes

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is about to receive a facelift and our spy photographers caught a lightly camouflaged prototype testing out in the open. The new look is expected to extend the lifecycle of the ultra-luxurious V12-powered SUV until Rolls-Royce becomes an EV-only brand in the early ’30s.

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Rolls-Royce employees didn’t bother adding big chunks of camouflage on the bodywork of the prototype, with a white vinyl sticker on the front bumper being unable to hide the visual updates. The bumper loses the middle intakes for a cleaner look, while the lower intakes are more aggressively angled, integrating aerodynamic fins.

The signature Pantheon grille looks slightly smaller than before, losing the chrome bezels and likely gaining the option of illumination, similar to the recently facelifted Phantom. The headlights appear to be slimmer, with fresh LED graphics.

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 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Spied With A New Face And Larger Tailpipes

The profile is carried over from the outgoing model, retaining the timeless proportions associated with the brand. We don’t know if Rolls-Royce designers will add the option of disc wheels in the Cullinan, but it is safe to assume that owners will have access to more intriguing combinations for both the exterior and the interior spec. At the back, the cladding on the rear bumper has been revised, with the noticeably larger dual chrome tailpipes proving that the Cullinan remains an ICE-powered affair (at least for a few more years).

We don’t expect major updates under the skin, with the twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12 most likely retaining its position under the long hood. Currently, the V12 engine produces 563 hp (420 kW / 571 PS) in stock form, or 591 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) in the sportier Black Series.

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Rolls-Royce keeps its cards closed when it comes to revealing the debut dates of future models so we can only speculate based on what we know. The mechanically related Phantom was introduced in 2017 and received a facelift in 2023, meaning that the Cullinan which debuted in 2018 could benefit from its mid-lifecycle update in 2024 or 2025.


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