Rolls-Royce bullish on India, new convertible model on cards

Super luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is bullish on India and hopes to see the country emerging as one of its top markets in the Asia-Pacific region, having sustained decent double-digit growth over the last few years.

By: | Updated: March 21, 2016 12:47 PM

Super luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is bullish on India and hopes to see the country emerging as one of its top markets in the Asia-Pacific region, having sustained decent double-digit growth over the last few years.

With new cars in place over the next few months, including a new convertible, and with the increasing number of high networth individuals (HNIs), particularly in the metros, the company hopes to sustain its growth momentum in India, said Sven J Ritter, general manager, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

"India is one of the top 3 markets in the Asia Pacific, excluding Japan and South Korea, and is witnessing decent double-digit growth," Ritter said after launching the Ghost Series II model here on Thursday.

"Our focus will be market specific. We have the highest number of dealers in India than other countries in Asia Pacific and we hope to sustain our growth momentum in the years to come. With a new convertible Rolls-Royce, the fourth one after Phantom, Wraith and Ghost to make its entry into India in the next few months, we will maintain our growth," he said, declining to give any growth figures.

To a question on the possible launch of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India, which has been in the news for sometime, Ritter said: "We have no comments at this point of time. We need to analyse the market and see potential here. We will look at opportunity in India and accordingly decide on that."

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