at the new Rolls-Royce showroom in St.
15 June 2007.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars opened its
second Russian showroom today in St Petersburg,
reflecting the importance of this market to the
continued development of the BMW-owned British brand
The grand opening was marked by a
cannon shot from the Petropavlovskaya fortress; a
tradition to signal the most important events which
take place in the city.
Ian Robertson, the Chairman and CEO
of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “We are delighted to
open for business in St. Petersburg, with this
outstanding new showroom. Russia is a very important
market for Rolls-Royce in continental Europe and we
anticipate further growth, making it a key part of our
future development plans.” He added, “Our dealer
in Russia has many years experience in the luxury car
segment in Moscow and so is uniquely positioned to
provide a perfect service for our discerning clientele
in St. Petersburg as well”.
The addition of this new showroom
in St. Petersburg brings the total number in
continental Europe to 19.
In 2007, Rolls-Royce will have a
three model line-up, with the new convertible, the
Phantom Drophead Coupé, set to join the two four-door
models in Russia in the 4th quarter of 2007. The
Phantom remains the best-selling super luxury car in
the world, with sales in 2006 (805 units) at a
16-year-high. A new Rolls-Royce model, priced slightly
below the Phantom, will be launched around the turn of