Good news from the multi-million dollar luxury car industry for all Indians to cheer and cherish. UAE-based NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy, who is the Chairman and CEO of Aries Group, is the first Indian in the world to buy Rolls Royce’s latest edition – Cullinan, an ultra-luxury SUV, the first-of-its-kind manufactured by the legendary British car brand.
The ultra-modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost Rs 5 crore. He is buying Rolls Royce Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife.
An elated Sohan Roy said “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.”
Abhini Sohan is the Managing Director of UAE-headquartered Aries Interiors. She is currently co-producing the world’s second CSR movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’.
Sohan Roy is a naval architect by profession and a film maker by passion. He is also the Founder 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.
Named after the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered, Cullinan sits between the Ghost and the Phantom in Rolls Royce’s line up. 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.
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.