Rolls Royce to Double India Dealerships

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Feb. 22 – Luxury car-maker Rolls Royce has stated they will be expanding their network in India to take advantages of the new sales opportunities in the country. India is the manufacturer’s second-fastest growing market in Asia.

“India is one of the major markets for us in Asia, the second-fastest growing after China,” Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer Torsten Muller Otvos told reporters in Delhi. “We want to be present where our customers are, so we are looking at enhancing our distribution.”

While the company sold 600 cars in China last year, it sold 80 units in India, translating into year-on-year growth of 600 percent. At present, the company has two dealerships in India – one in Delhi and one in Mumbai.

“I think at least two more dealerships will be added,” he said, adding that the company is looking at places like Punjab and Hyderabad. He said there has been good demand for Rolls-Royce cars in India and the company’s factory at Goodwood in the United Kingdom is geared up to meet orders.

“This year, I think we will see sales in the hundreds of units in India,” Otvos said. Rolls-Royce sells two models, the Ghost and Phantom in India.

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