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Rolls-Royce confirms plans to build an SUV

Team OD  | Updated: February 24, 2015, 08:20 PM IST

After scores of rumours floating around, Rolls-Royce have just confirmed that they're joining the SUV bandwagon. They've released a statement that doesn't say much beyond the fact that it is building a car that will be "effortless… everywhere". Chief executive of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes stated that they are building an all new, "high-bodied Rolls-Royce designed to satisfy the contemporary, highly mobile lifestyles of our discerning clients around the world." Which roughly translates to Rolls-Royce building an SUV for wealthy customers willing to pay any sum of money for what will undoubtedly be the last word in luxury in the SUV world.

Rolls-Royce Series II (5)

Rolls-Royce have stated that they will be revealing the name of the SUV as it draws closer to completion. Naturally Rolls do not believe words like Sports and Utility belong in their vocabulary so expect them to come up with much more sophisticated nomenclature for the machine they build.

For now, the only concrete information we have is that the vehicle will be built on an all-new aluminium chassis that will be unique to Rolls-Royce. Besides that, you can expect the highest levels of luxury and opulence in this cabin, probably at the same level as the Phantom or perhaps even beyond.

This news comes soon after Bentley, perhaps Rolls-Royce's closest competitor in the luxury car business revealed some details and the name of their upcoming SUV. To be named the Bentayga, the Bentley SUV will feature a W12 engine and will be one of the fastest SUVs in the world. Lamborghini simultaneously is hard at work on the Urus, that promises to take the SUV to unseen levels of performance in the segment. Great time to be super wealthy and looking for an SUV


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