The uber-luxury British car manufacturer Rolls Royce‘s latest SUV model ‘Cullinan‘ is the brand’s first SUV and it is said to be the most luxurious SUV in today’s market. This multi-million dollar luxury car industry reveals the good news that the famous NRI tycoon Sohan Roy is the first Indian in the world to own Rolls Royce’s Cullinan.
Sohan Roy is the Chairman and CEO of Aries Group and he is very happy to be the first Indian to buy Cullinan as an anniversary gift to his wife, which costs Rs. 5 crore. Sohan Roy’s wife Abhini Sohan is the Managing Director of UAE-headquartered Aries Interiors.
Talking about this Sohan Roy mentioned, “I have always been an admirer of Rolls Royce. I have been thinking of gifting something special to my wife Abhini Sohan on our 25th wedding anniversary, and was searching for something unique. The Cullinan met my expectations and I booked it straight away.”
Rolls Royce can assure that Cullinan is the right choice of Sohan Roy as a gift to his wife because their Engineers had worked hard to make this luxurious car to ‘drive effortless to everywhere’. 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.
By profession Sohan Roy is a naval architect and by passion he is a film maker. He is also the Founder and Director of Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar initiative that aims to catapult the Indian movie industry into a global phenomenon in the next five years. Aries Group, established in 1998, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East today. The group currently operates 47 companies in 15 countries across the globe. It has made its presence felt in areas such as oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism.
Unveiled in May 2018, the heart of the SUV is a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine producing 563 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 850 nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission providing a top speed of 250 km/h. Standing at 1,835 mm tall, 5,341 mm long, 2,164 mm wide and weighing in at 2,660 kilograms, Cullinan is a giant of an SUV. Named after the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered, Cullinan sits between the Ghost and the Phanthom in Rolls Royce’s line up.
The Cullinan uses a permanent all-wheel drive system, first for a Rolls Royce. With multiple driving modes, dedicated off-road mode, 4-wheel steering and a selectable iDrive dial, the SUV does not have trouble wading through water as deep as 54 centimeters.