Rolls Royce appoints fourth dealer in India and launches Ghost Extended Wheelbase (Photos)

Rolls Royce appointed Select Cars Private Limited as their fourth dealer in India. The dealership opens its doors during the second quarter of this year to cater to customers in Chandigarh. Rolls Royce Motor Cars is committed to developing and growing in India and have even announced a new and exclusive Head of Business Development for sales in India.

Rolls Royce Chandigarh dealer is the fourth such dealer in India, the other three being located at Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. Mr. Paul Harris, Regional Director Asia Pacific at Rolls Royce Motor Cars said that the company looks upon Indian markets with great hope and aspiration and also have high level of optimism for future sales. Appointing a new dealer in Chandigarh is due to healthy interest being shown by customers in the state. Rolls Royce is a company par excellence. High standards being shown by their Delhi dealer depicts the company’s aim of offering exceptional vehicles with high level of after sales service.

The company also launched Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase, the 6th new model to roll out from Rolls Royce stables. The vehicle sees extensive luxury features, ample space in cabin and opulence which included lamb’s wool carpets, multimedia theater, etc.

Press Release


Wednesday 15 February 2012, Chandigarh

·         Rolls-Royce Motor Cars appoints Select Cars Private Limited to operate fourth new dealership in India

·         Ghost Extended Wheelbase makes Chandigarh debut

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce the appointment of a fourth dealership in India. A new showroom in Chandigarh, due to open in the second quarter of 2012 will be operated by Select Cars Private Limited, the group behind Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New Delhi.

The opening of a dedicated showroom in Chandigarh demonstrates Rolls-Royce Motor Car’s commitment to sustainable growth in India. This is underpinned by the appointment of a dedicated Head of Business Development for the sub-continent and the recent announcement of a new dealership in Hyderabad. The Chandigarh dealership will join Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad as representatives for the revered British automotive marque in India.

Paul Harris, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Regional Director, Asia Pacific said: “We have made no secret of our ambitions in India, a market with a century-old association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Strategically we have identified Chandigarh as the perfect place to enter the next phase of expansion in India. We have already seen a healthy amount of interest from Chandigarh based customers and I have every confidence in the potential of this highly important territory.”
He added: “The Rolls-Royce experience is one without peer. The existing New Delhi team have demonstrated they are able to deliver the exceptional purchasing and after sales standards our highly discerning customers expect.”

Strategically, Chandigarh is the next logical step in Rolls-Royce’s growth plans for India. Sustainable growth seen across a diverse mix of sectors, advanced infrastructure and position as capital for both the states of Punjab and Haryana make it an ideal choice for the fourth Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealership in India.

Yadur Kapur, CEO, Select Cars Private Limited: “Expansion into this important new territory represents the next rational step for our Rolls-Royce business. The investment we are putting into this venture is a testament to the confidence we have in the brand and its potential in the greater Chandigarh area.”

Herfried Hasenoehrl, Head of Business Development, India, Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh added: “India is something of a second spiritual home for the brand. The Indian business elite has embraced the marque as the Maharajas famously did in the early Twentieth Century. In pressing on with our programme of expansion we are adding a remarkable new chapter to the already extraordinary story of Rolls-Royce in India.”

Ghost Extended Wheelbase makes Chandigarh Debut

The announcement ceremony coincided with the Chandigarh debut of the sixth new Rolls-Royce model, Ghost Extended Wheelbase.

Building on the enormous success of Ghost in India, the car combines segment-leading cabin space with the driver dynamic that has endeared so many to Ghost. Rear-cabin passengers will have 170mm more room than the already ample space Ghost owners enjoy. A panoramic sunroof as standard bathes the cabin in natural light contributing to an ambience that exudes lavish comfort and serenity. Sumptuous lambs-wool carpets and multimedia theatre-configuration, both as standard enhance the super-luxurious feel of the car. Beautiful Malabar wood, indigenous to Kerala in the South of India, is one of an array of ethically sourced, hand built wood packages available.

The award-winning Ghost has seen exceptional demand since its 2010 launch in India. Designed as a more informal Rolls-Royce, it has introduced a new generation of customers to the brand, endeared by its combination of drivability and hallmark Rolls-Royce exuberant luxury. With the Indian customer at the forefront of the design team’s thinking, Ghost Extended Wheelbase simply takes the principle even further. Customers who require slightly more rear-cabin space to transport families in uncompromising comfort are able to do so whilst still enjoying the peerless Ghost driving experience; in essence it is the perfect car for all occasions.