Report: Rolls-Royce customers say no to diesel, no plans for an SUV

A diesel powered Rolls-Royce? Well, story has it that Rolls-Royce did consider adding a diesel powertrain to its lineup but received a negative response from its customers.

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“A diesel has a lot of low-end torque,” a source told AutoCar. “But customers are not going to cop it. It’s the perception of compromise. They wouldn’t entertain the idea. They said absolutely not, don’t bring diesel anywhere near a Rolls-Royce, we won’t buy it.”

Rolls-Royce also said that it has no plans to offer an SUV to it customers like Bentley, Lamborghini and Aston Martin.

“We can’t imagine a Rolls-Royce SUV,” the insider 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.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar