Seeing as it adheres to the exotic car template we've known for years, it should surprise no one that the next model from Rolls-Royce will reportedly be a convertible version of the Wraith. When the coupe is on its way to dealers at the end of this year, company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has told Autocar that the British luxury marque start applying itself to the convertible.

At no time will they apply themselves to an SUV, though. Still sticking to its brand-value guns, Müller-Ötvös says that an SUV wouldn't have that trademark Rolls-Royce feeling and that such a vehicle hasn't even been discussed. Having heard this before from other brands, we can't help but suspect that one day in the future we'll hear the phrase, "Oh, but this is the Rolls-Royce of SUVs."

The investment in an SUV would also mean a huge investment in the factory at Goodwood, however, since Wraith production is expected to need three shifts and raise levels to near capacity. And forget about building anything from The Spirit of Ecstasy somewhere else, Müller-Ötvös saying, "Rolls-Royces are built in Goodwood."


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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like this car for no other reason than it makes you look poor if you have a Bentley Continental GT, which is hilarious in itself.
      Duran
      • 1 Year Ago
      The more I see this the more I wish Cadillac would build the Ciel.
        Eta Carinae
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Duran
        +1..........I could just imagine a ciel coupe to rival the GT and this.......I would take the ciel
      mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      First time I ever laid eyes on a RR was at an auto show, I have never seen one in the wild. Shockingly they are really big, like abnormally big and I kinda want them to make the SUV because I wanna see how big it is. I would have taken a picture at the auto show but didnt bring a wide Angle lens.
        inthelv
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mark
        I know! When you see a Phantom for the first time music swells in the background, forests part and everything else just shrinks away....
        Hein
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mark
        come out to california. Rolls Royce run free here.enough to make you not feel special if you spent so much to be unique.
      Dvanos
      • 1 Year Ago
      Usually I'm not a fan of Rolls, since they're basically machines to drive around so people can look at you. However this Wraith coupe model looks really good, if i only had the extra dough lying around.
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks for keeping the mommy wagon SUVS out of Rolls Royce, Mr. Müller-Ötvös.
      nearprairie
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know why this car tickles my reptilian brain in all its soft, pink places, but me's gettin' all moist and throbby.
      Griffen W
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dear GM, this is how you make chrome look GOOD! Keep your AutoZone blingy bits off production cars.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Dean
      • 1 Year Ago
      At first, I didn't like, or dislike, the design of this car, but the more I see it, the more I like it. I'll reserve true judgement on the design until I see one in person (though this may not happen in the near future - unless I'm back in South Beach again soon). I'm sure the horsepower, and torque, aren't shabby either. Oh how I wish I were rich...
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      i like quirky designs. i love the ghost. still i don't like this. makes me sad in a way.
      nomadsto
      • 1 Year Ago
      No SUV huh. Jag said the same thing years ago when Ford was running them into the ground. How'd that work out? Aound 12,000 cars last year... Ouch! Porsche however is laughing all the way to the bank. Besides if you just look at the raw stats on a Rolls Royce, looks like a dang SUV to me.
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