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Report: Rolls-Royce CEO says SUV will use aluminum spaceframe

Report: Rolls-Royce CEO says SUV will use aluminum spaceframe image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Rolls-Royce Press | posted March 12, 2015 12:30

Rolls-Royce's spaceframe technology to be integrated in all future models

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has released new details regarding the company's first ever SUV.

In a report by Automotive News Europe, Müller-Ötvös said that Rolls-Royce's first SUV will use a new aluminum spaceframe that won't be shared with BMW. The CEO added that the spaceframe technology will be integrated for all future Rolls-Royce vehicles.

Müller-Ötvös also said that the company is finalizing the design of their SUV and “it will do the first test mules in the next months.” In addition, some of the components of Rolls-Royce's SUV will come from the BMW X7 which will reportedly go on sale in 2018.

As of this writing, details regarding Rolls-Royce's SUV remains to be limited. However, Müller-Ötvös said that the company's SUV “won't be a true off-roader but will be capable of going from the opera to the Alps, with enough room for passengers and all their gear.”

Lastly, Müller-Ötvös added that the design of the SUV was shown in 2014 to around 50 Rolls-Royce owners in major cities in the United States.

Note: Photo shown above is Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös

Source: Automotive News Europe