Rolls Royce to sell 20 units in 2008, opens second showroom

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd, a premium car manufacturer and part of the BMW Group, today said it expects to sell about 20 units in the country in the current year.

''We have till now crossed the previous year's number and hope to sell between 16-20 units this year depending on the demand,'' Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd Director (Sales and Marketing) Graeme Grieve told reporters here at the launch of the company's second showroom in the country.

The company already has its showroom in Mumbai.

Rolls-Royce, favoured by Indian royalty in the days of the British Raj, returned in 2005 after a gap of 50 years with the Phantom super luxury sedan.

With a new model and a new dealership, the company is looking at sales growing 25-40 per cent per year over the next four to five years.

''This year will be as strong as earlier. We'll be close to 20 cars. Going forward, we have some new products coming. In two months time, we'll launch the Phantom Coupe in India, which is the fourth and final car in the Phantom series,'' Mr Grieve said.

The car maker has already bagged two customers for the Drophead Coupe, which was launched last year, and hopes the next more-affordable model, codenamed RR4 will have more takers when its launched in middle of 2010.

The company, which has already tie-ups with leading luxury hotel chains for renting its luxury cars, is also in talks with key players in India.

''We are in intial phases of talks with some oof the leading hotel chains in the country,'' he said without giving any further details.

The company, at present, has two service stations in the country through which it caters to the various maintance needs of its customers.


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