Rolls-Royce set to develop new model

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ROLLS-Royce has announced the development of a new car model, expected to reach the market by mid-2016.

The car will build on the success of the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith models.

Speaking from the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, chief executive officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said: ‘I am truly delighted to confirm the development of our new model which will open an exciting new chapter in the great story of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.’

The new car is currently undergoing a rigorous process of prototype testing as it enters its next stage of development.

Peter Schwarzenbauer, chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, welcomed the announcement, saying: ‘The announcement of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the automobile industry.

‘When it arrives in 2016, this elegant and sensuous new car will build on the success of our current models and will play a key part in fulfilling Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ commitment to long-term sustainable growth.’

Earlier this year, the company unveiled the new Ghost Series II type at its Goodwood home, time to coincide with the Geneva Motor Show.