A Rolls-Royce representative has told Top Gear that if green-lighted for production, an SUV could redefine the segment.

A Rolls-Royce representative has told Top Gear that if green-lighted for production, an SUV could redefine the segment.

In an interview given during the Ghost Series II's launch, the company's Global Product Communications manager Andrew Boyle said a decision regarding an SUV has not been taken yet but if green-lighted, such a model "may well redefine that kind of segment." He admits Rolls-Royce is considering this type of product and says the company's customer base is "certainly interested" in seeing the end result.

However, Boyle said that if approved for production it won't be a true SUV as Rolls-Royce is "certainly not utility, so it's not going to be that kind of car." He went on to say it won't compete with Bentley's upcoming SUV as "Rolls Royces are sold in the super luxury category."

Even if the company will eventually decide to produce this type of vehicle, it's still several years off as Rolls-Royce is currently focusing on the Phantom successor and also on a Wraith Drophead Coupe. There are talks of a late 2018 launch with a €275,000 price tag and with parts sourced from the next-gen BMW 7-Series and X7.

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