It’s nice to know that I have only 4.9 km of travel to get from home to the new Rolls-Royce dealership when my number comes in.
In a classic doubleheader, Rolls-Royce opened their sole stand-alone Canadian dealership in Vancouver’s millennial-rooted Kitsilano neighbourhood, and, therein debuted the Rolls-RoyceCullinan SUV amid throngs of well-healed attendees.
Located at 1809 West 5th Avenue, the 4,500 square-foot showroom is capable of displaying six vehicles within the newly constructed facility. As part of the OpenRoad Auto Group, the iconic brand will showcase its lineup surrounded by high-end finishes and premium architecture.
But it wasn’t the lavish surroundings that triggered an explosion of camera flashes; no, it happened to be the large, squarish object residing under an acre of silk that had cameras rapid-firing as the sheet flowed off the rear of the Cullinan.
I guess anything’s possible now that the much-revered ‘automaker to the aristocracy’ has joined the world of off-road-capable vehicles with the introduction of its massive Cullinan.
As noted by Pedro Mota, president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Americas, “our customers expect to go everywhere in luxury, and they have demanded a Rolls-Royce that offers uncompromised luxury wherever they dare to venture.”
With traction at all four-corners and the might of a twin-turbo 6.75L V12 engine producing 563 horsepower and 672 lb-ft of torque, getting “everywhere” shouldn’t be a problem for the elegant Rolls. According to Rolls-Royce literature, the Cullinan is capable of overcoming any challenge while still delivering the world-renowned “Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Ride.”
I look forward to the day that I can make the short trek to 1809 West 5th Avenue to order my Cullinan, equipped with the optional features of a Viewing Suite and the Recreational Module.
Now, where did I leave that Lotto ticket?