Rolls-Royce continues to prepare for its coming expansion to a wider model range, announcing this week that it will set up shop in Austria with a brand new sales/service facility opening in Vienna in 2007. Rolls-Royce states that it views Austria as an important location as it broadens its presence. The Austrian dealership will be the 75th in the automaker's global network and the 18th in Europe.

Next year, the Rolls-Royce lineup will grow to three cars -- Phantom, Phantom LWB, and the as-yet-unnamed convertible based on the stunning 100EX concept. In addition to those three machines, the company announced last month in Paris that a second sedan line will arrive in the next four years. Demand for the marque will only increase, and it should be in a good position to handle it with the growing dealer network.

(Press release after the jump)

[Source: Rolls-Royce]


PRESS RELEASE:
ROLLS-ROYCE COMES TO AUSTRIA
13.10.2006

It has been announced today that Karner&Grossegger GmbH Co. KG in Vienna will represent Rolls-Royce in Austria. A new sales and service facility will be opened officially in the first half of 2007, although customers can already see the Rolls-Royce Phantom at the Karner&Grossegger showroom.

Axel Obermüller, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Europe and the Middle East, said: "We see Austria as an important location in the heart of a growing European market for Rolls-Royce. We receive an increasing number of enquiries from Austrian customers every month. Karner&Grossegger has many years of experience in the luxury car segment and so is uniquely positioned to provide a service to these discerning individuals."

In 2007, Rolls-Royce will have a three model line-up, with the new convertible set to join the two Phantom models. The Phantom remains the best-selling super luxury car in the world, with sales in 2005 at a 15 year high.

The addition of this new partner in Vienna, which will sell Rolls-Royce exclusively in Austria, brings the total worldwide number of Rolls-Royce dealers to 75, 18 of which are in Continental Europe.