Robertson: Many concepts studied
"Our engineering team is looking at lots of concepts," said Ian Robertson, CEO of Rolls-Royce. "We are absolutely committed to see this family develop. I wouldn't rule anything out or in."
Rolls-Royce sells just one car, the Phantom. Its sticker price is about $328,000 in the United States. Bentley, which was under the same ownership as Rolls-Royce until the two split in 2002, introduced the Continental Flying Spur sedan at the Geneva show. The Flying Spur is a sister to the Continental GT coupe. The new sedan will sell for about $170,000.
BMW AG owns Rolls-Royce. Volks-wagen AG owns Bentley Motors Ltd.
Robertson said Rolls-Royce's Goodwood, England, factory, which assembles the Phantom, could easily handle other models.
Rolls-Royce also last week approved the design of a new convertible similar to the Phantom. It is expected to go into production in 2007. The United States is Rolls-Royce's largest market, accounting for about half of all sales.