Here’s an official peek at the Rolls-Royce SUV

Rolls-Royce let out a pair of new images of Project Cullinan, the company’s attempt to deliver ultra-luxury and brick-like aerodynamics in an SUV form factor. These images mark the first time we’ve seen Project Cullinan in its production body, albeit clad with swirly camouflage. All our previous spy photos showed a Phantom with a ridiculous wing, for example. These new images hide the wagon-like traits of the rear, but are a strong sign that Rolls has finalized the Cullinan’s design.

The prominent slatted grille and imposing headlights are the big design calling cards, but even with the camouflage, the upright fascia and long hood stand out as distinguishing styling traits. Even the mirrors say «Rolls-Royce», sitting atop delicate stalks with sizable housings on top. We can’t divine much about the Cullinan’s tail or rear haunches, so there’s still some mystery yet to be revealed.

With these are official images out, we expect an influx of spy images in the very near future. According to the company, Cullinan will move to the Arctic Circle for cold-weather testing after the Christmas holidays. Later next year, it’s off to what’s likely the SUV’s primary market – the Middle East – for hot weather testing. Naturally, our spies should return a bevy of images of both hot and cold-weather testing. Stay tuned.

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