New Rolls may be a Wraith droptop
Rolls-Royce says a new model will go on sale by mid-2016. The model is widely believed to be a convertible version of the Wraith fastback, and likely would get a new name.
The British luxury brand gave no details. But a press release said that "it will deliver effortless, open-top touring" and mentioned "a contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer."
Rolls-Royce refers to its open-top cars, such as the Phantom convertible, as dropheads.
The smaller convertible would be the third car using the same modified Ghost sedan platform. The Wraith is a fastback coupe with a shorter wheelbase and wider track than the Ghost. It went on sale in November with a base price of $287,400, including shipping.
Rolls-Royce is owned by BMW Group. It sold 3,630 cars last year for a fourth consecutive annual sales record. Rolls-Royce does not break out sales for individual markets, but according to the Automotive News Data Center it sold 525 cars through July and 845 in 2013.
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