Rolls-Royce has been in bed with BMW for quite sometime as a subsidiary of the Munich-based Roundel.
Due to this relationship, Rolls-Royce often dipped into BMW’s parts bins. For instance, the Phantom is based off of the BMW 7-Series…as is the Ghost…and the Wraith.
They even are powered by the same V12 as found in the 7-Series, but in a different state of tune.
So that said, it’s easy to expect Rolls to dip into BMW’s parts bins again for their new SUV, right? Nope, you’re wrong.
According to AutomotiveNews Europe, Rolls-Royce will be designing their own aluminum spaceframe, in-house, just for this new SUV. It won’t be shared by BMW.
Some tech overall might be sourced from Munich, specifically BMW’s anticipated new X7 crossover, due in 2018. But overall, the Rolls-Royce SUV will be built and developed almost entirely at British hands.
How do you like the idea of a Rolls-Royce SUV? Why not just get a Range Rover?
Source: AutomotiveNews Europe