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WATCH: Rolls-Royce Cullinan spotted in SA

2017-02-28 13:09

GOT YOU! We spotted Rolls-Royce first-ever SUV in George. Image: Wheels24 / Sergio Davids

Sean Parker

Cape Town - Automakers have descended on South Africa to conduct hot weather testing on future vehicles and eagle-eyed readers have already spotted the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G and A-Class in Mpumalanga. 

Now we can report on another spot, this time it was one of the Wheels24 team who saw a camouflaged car in George on Monday.

Editor Sergio Davids, in George driving the new BMW 5 Series, frantically took a short clip of what looks to be the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the firm's first-ever SUV. 

The car uses the codename Cullinan, named after the largest rough diamond ever found. It was discovered in South Africa, on 26 January 1905.

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Rolls-Royce said in a statement that the Cullinan will be "assessed on public roads in various locations around the world". One of them being South Africa.

The company says the SUV must be able to replicate the 'magic carpet ride' of its other models.

Due in 2019 

Rumoured to be unveiled in 2019, the Cullinan will stack up against the Bentley Bentayga and uses Rolls-Royce's new aluminum-spaceframe architecture. 

Powering the 4x4 will be left to a 6.6-litre forced induction V12 engine. 

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