The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

By Abhinand Venugopal

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan was unveiled globally in May 2018. The Cullinan is the first SUV from the British luxury car manufacturer and is named after a 3,106-carat South African diamond. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan rivals the Bentley Bentayga W12 – the other prominent name in the ultra-luxury SUV segment.

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

Though the Cullinan has not been officially launched in India, UAE-based businesswoman, Mrs Abhini Sohan has become the first Indian owner of the SUV. The Cullinan was a gift from her husband, Mr Sohan Roy, the founder of Aries Group in Dubai.

  • Know more about the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, here.
The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

They booked the SUV at the very beginning when Rolls-Royce started accepting orders. As with all high-end or bespoke vehicles, their Cullinan will also take quite some time to be delivered. The Malayali couple expects to get hold of it on 12th December 2018 – their 25th wedding anniversary.

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

Prices for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan starts at 325,000 US dollars (Rs 2.2 crore) and increases with options. If we consider the current tax rates, the price will go past the five-crore mark.

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is based on the latest Phantom VIII platform. It is also the first modern SUV to get suicide doors.

The Cullinan features a timeless or stagnant design – the Cullinan will look just the way it is now even after several years, without showing its age.

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

The ultra-luxury SUV is available in both four-seat and five-seat configurations. Although being a luxury product in every sense, the Cullinan is also a highly-capable off-roader. In fact, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the brand's first all-wheel-drive product.

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

Powering the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine that makes 571bhp and 650Nm of torque. This comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2.6-tonne SUV has can also attain a top speed of 250km/h (limited).

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

The dedicated ‘Off-Road' button, supreme levels of luxury, host of customisation options and the status symbol of a Rolls-Royce, makes the Cullinan, an ultimate garage goal. Rolls-Royce is expected to launch the Cullinan in India soon. The brand recently launched the Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII in India, at a private function.

Thoughts On The Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The First Rolls-Royce Cullinan Owner From India Is A UAE-Based Businesswoman

The Cullinan is big step forward for Rolls-Royce. The SUV was under development for more than two years; perfecting the product in every way possible. Coming back to the first Indian ownership of the Cullinan, we expect more Indians to buy it in the coming months. Indians have always been a fan of Rolls-Royce and SUVs in general. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan seems to be the best choice for you, if not the Bentayga and you are successful in life.

Image Source: Sohan Roy

 

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Story first published: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 14:25 [IST]
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