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Rolls-Royce sixth showroom was
officially opened Hangzhou
A new Rolls-Royce showroom was
officially opened today in Hangzhou, China by Tom Purves,
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Chief Executive Officer. The new
showroom, the sixth for Rolls-Royce in Greater China, is
situated in the commercial area of the city, opposite a famous
tourist attraction known as the West Lake. With a floor space of
over 400 sq.m, it can accommodate up to four Rolls-Royce models.
Other Rolls-Royce showrooms in
Greater China are located at Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong
Kong and Shanghai.
Speaking at the showroom grand
opening, Mr Purves said, “This latest milestone is the first of
several showroom openings which we announced in our Asia Pacific
expansion plan at AutoChina 2008 in Beijing, earlier this year.”
At the opening, Mr Purves also
unveiled the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, the first time the
two-door, four-seater grand tourer has been shown in Hangzhou.
The most driver-oriented of the Rolls-Royce Phantom family, the
car combines the design, craftsmanship and advanced engineering
which has led to more new buyers embracing the brand – nearly
two-thirds of the Coupé’s customers worldwide have not owned a
Also attending the ceremony was the Asia
Pacific Regional Director for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Colin Kelly;
General Manager for Greater China, Jenny Zheng and Dealer Principal of
Sime Darby Hong Kong Limited, Peter Goh.
In 2008, Rolls-Royce has a four model
line-up, the Phantom, the Phantom Extended Wheelbase, the Phantom
Drophead Coupé and the Phantom Coupé. The Phantom remains the
best-selling super luxury car in the world, with sales in 2008 breaking
all previous records. A new Rolls-Royce model called the RR4, priced
slightly below the Phantom, will be launched around the turn of the
(September 10, 2008)