a Rolls announced final month that a annual sales had damaged 4,000 cars
for a initial time, Mr Müller-Ötvös told The Telegraph that the
association had nonetheless to make a final preference on either or not to go ahead.
Speaking during a time, a arch executive said: “The doubt is not, ‘Is it
a right segment?’ The shred in ubiquitous is a really appealing one and it
will grow over a years to come.
“For me a categorical doubt has always been, ‘Is it a right shred for
Rolls-Royce, does Rolls-Royce fit into that segment, how will we demeanour in the
However, a preference to expostulate on with an SUV opens adult a fast-growing market
zone for a 111-year-old automobile company. Recent attention information showed that
SUVs represented 12pc of a UK marketplace in 2015, adult from 6.5pc in 2009. One
tellurian investigate approaching that SUVs could make adult half of all automobile sales in the
Rolls has nonetheless to start work on a how a new automobile will look, observant usually that
it will be a “high-bodied” automobile with an wholly new all-aluminium
architecture. This means it is approaching to be years before it hits a roads –
or murky tracks.
Rolls says a new automobile cranky any turf and be estimable of
carrying a Spirit of Ecstasy button
It will also offer “the oppulance of a Rolls-Royce in a automobile that can cross
any terrain”, “meet customers’ rarely mobile, contemporary lifestyle
expectations” and be “worthy of carrying a Spirit of Ecstasy into the
It is also accepted that a association is penetrating to engage business in a new
car’s growth to figure how it looks.
Rolls pronounced it was also penetrating to build on a company’s story with a SUV.
“This automobile will consolidate all a values and capabilities that gathering a two
first fathers to secure Rolls-Royce’s reputation, early final century, by
holding tip honours in severe overland adventures such as a Scottish
Reliability Trials, a London to Edinburgh eventuality and a Alpine Trials,”
a association bosses wrote in their letter.
“Rolls-Royces conveyed pioneers and adventurers like Lawrence of Arabia across
a proportions of unexplored deserts and over towering ranges. In other parts
of a universe including Australia, India and a Americas, Rolls-Royces
carried their owners over severe turf with comprehensive trustworthiness and
comfort. “History sets a fashion and a destiny calls us to action.”
Rolls-Royce’s open letter
Rolls is following other oppulance marques into a SUV sector. Several years ago
opposition Bentley pronounced it would build one, and in January
suggested it would be called a Bentayga, after a stone arrangement in
a Canary Islands. Bentley has so distant usually expelled teaser images of the
car, that is approaching to go on sale in 2016.
has also reliable it is relocating into a SUV sector, with an
proclamation in Jan that it would be rising a F-Pace 4×4, which
would emanate 1,300 jobs during a West Midalnds plant.