Rolls-Royce buyers say 'no' to diesel 09 | 08 | 2012
ROLLS-ROYCE CUSTOMERS have put their collective crocodile leather-clad foot down and told the company they don't want diesel-power.
The stance is in complete contrast to the electric Rolls-Royce Phanton EX (pictured), which has been welcomed with open arms.
The customers — or clients — were responding to a question from Rolls-Royce regarding the acceptance of diesel. The response was negative.
"They wouldn’t entertain the idea," the report findings said. "They said absolutely not, don’t bring diesel anywhere near a Rolls-Royce, we won’t buy it.”
“A diesel has a lot of low-end torque, but customers are not going to cop it. It’s the perception of compromise.
And unlike Bentley and Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce has no plane to move into the SUV market.
“We can’t imagine a Rolls-Royce SUV,” the company said. “It’s not something we are actively considering at all. We don’t chase volume, so we’re not looking for a volume creator.”
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