Rolls Royce to open two more dealerships in India
It's not gloom but boom for super-luxury car brand Rolls Royce, which sees India as its largest market among all emerging markets. The company recently launched its third product in the country, the Wraith, at Rs 4.6 crore. Over the next three months, the company will showcase the new car at various locations across India. Rolls Royce also plans to set up two more dealerships across India by the end of this year. "Looking at the growth in sales for such customised vehicles, the company will expand its dealerships network by adding one each in Ahmedabad (by end of this month) and Chandigarh (in October)," commented Herfried Hasenoehrl, General Manager for Emerging Markets Asia, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. This will make India its largest dealer network among any country in South East Asia.
Herfried Hasenoehrl with Sharad Kachalia at the launch of the Rolls-Royce Wraith
The company sells other two models Ghost and Phantom for Rs 3.6 crore and Rs 6.1 crore respectively. Rolls-Royce's latest model will be the centrepiece of various events that will be held for customers and media in cities including Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Hyderabad. "Rolls-Royce has enjoyed a great and lengthy history in India, and we're happy to greet our customers here with this exceptional new model," commented Hasenoehrl at the launch.
The Wraith boasts of a twin-turbo V12 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. It produces 624 bhp/465 kW and 800 Nm of torque from only 1,500 rpm, with a 0-100 km/h sprint achieved in 4.6 seconds.
Rolls Royce sold 3,575 cars globally last year. It has sold over 250 cars in India since 2005.