Rolls-Royce aims to sell more than 100 cars in India this year

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Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, theBritish manufacturer of luxury automobiles aims to sell morethan 100 cars this year in India as compared to 80 cars soldlast year, a top company official said here.

"After logging 600 per cent growth over 2009, oursales should cross the three-digit mark in 2011," Rolls-RoyceCEO Torsten Muller-Otvos told reporters here.

Rolls-Royce sells the Phantom and Ghost brands inIndia, priced upward of Rs 2.5 crore and Rs 3.5 crore,respectively.

India is the second-fastest growing market for thecompany after China. The China will form the carmaker''sbiggest market as early as 2014, with its Ghost sedan drivingdemand, Mueller-Oetvoes said.

Rolls Royce now also plans to increase the footprintto India beyond the dealerships in Delhi and Mumbai.

"We looking at opening two more locations in Punjaband Hyderabad," Muller-Otvos said.

Rolls-Royce also plans to unveil an electric versionof its Phantom model, ''102EX'', at the Geneva Motor Show onMarch 1.

"We have engineered the world''s first battery electricvehicle for the ultra-luxury segment. With this vehicle, webegin an exploration into alternative drive-trains, seekingclarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable todrive Rolls-Royce motor cars of the future," he said.

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