The $200,000 SUV market is getting ready to host some of the most amazing high-end trucks ever built, from Ranger Rover to Mercedes, Bentley and Lamborghini, the niche segment will offer a variety of choices in the next few years.

At the end of the spectrum, with a rumored price around $400,000, we have the Rolls Royce SUV which will try to lure new customer to the brand. The new Rolls Royce SUV is still a way out before its market debut in 2018, but the British luxury automaker wastes no time in the development process. The company unveiled last week the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, their first public test mule used for chassis development.

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The company has not given us any design clues, so many wonder whether the RR SUV will be a two box shape like the X5 or more coupe, like the X6, or perhaps a proportionally correct 7er GT? Rendering artist Frans Grutters takes a stab at illustration the future Rolls Royce SUV, in both standard form and a long-wheelbase edition.

The British automaker aims for a market launch in 2018 and likely a concept unveil in 2016. Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX, and Maserati Levante are also slated for production in 2017, 2018, and beyond.

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Even though not confirmed, we expect the Rolls Royce SUV to feature a V12 engine, which provides the necessary propulsion with well over 500 hp. At least as important as the resulting performance is likely to be the exclusivity of the twelve-cylinder engine in the off-road segment.