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11/05/2018 13:43 SAST | Updated 11/05/2018 14:11 SAST

Check Out The New Rolls-Royce SUV. Yup, You Read That Right

Named after the world's largest uncut diamond, which was mined in SA, the Cullinan is the first SUV to be launched by the British automobile brand.

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Rolls-Royce, known for its elegance and ultimate luxury, took its brand to the next level when it officially launched the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV (sports utility vehicle) to the world on Friday.

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Named after the world-famous diamond found in South Africa, the largest uncut stone ever found, the Cullinan is the first SUV to be launched by the British automobile brand.

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The Rolls-Royce Cullinan comes with 22-inch [55cm] wheels and is powered by a 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine, which puts out 420kW and 850Nm of torque. It also has an all-new all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system.

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Sources say that the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will arrive in South Africa around November 2018. Further details, including pricing, will be announced at the local launch.

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So, what do you think? A bold new entry in the legendary marque's stable, or a boxy mutant that doesn't do justice to the classic Roller lines? Tell us on Twitter!