The First SUV In Rolls-Royce’s 111-Year History Will Have An Aluminum Body
Although Rolls-Royce seems to prefer the label “high-bodied car”, the British luxury automotive company has confirmed it is building an SUV.
While this would not be notable news for the majority of automakers, it is groundbreaking for Rolls-Royce because this is the first time in the automotive company’s 111-year history it will produce an SUV.
Not only that, Rolls-Royce’s new model will feature an aluminum body which some might label a risk based on how little we know about the performance and maintenance of aluminum-bodied vehicles up to this point.
Company Chairman Peter Schwarzenbauer and CEO Torsten Mueller-Ortvoes stated in an open letter last week that the new vehicle will be, “a high-bodied car, with an all-new aluminium architecture” and one that “offers the luxury of a Rolls-Royce in a vehicle that can cross any terrain.”
It is unknown whether Rolls-Royce has been planning an off-roader for some time now or if the company is simply making an effort to rival luxury automaker, Bentley, currently building its Bentley Bentayga SUV.
“Sir Henry Royce famously said: ‘When it does not exist, design it,'” the letter reads. “We are doing just that.”