After months of speculation, British luxury carmaker Rolls Royce confirmed on Wednesday that it is developing a sports utility vehicle (SUV) – the first in the company's 111 year history.
"I am proud to confirm that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is developing an all-new, high-bodied Rolls-Royce designed to satisfy the contemporary, highly mobile lifestyles of our discerning clients around the world," Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, said in a statement.
The car, with all-new aluminum architecture, will be manufactured at the company's workshop in Goodwood, England. The launch date is yet to be announced.
A spokesperson for the company told CNBC that the development of the SUV would be an inclusive process involving customers and enthusiasts.
"We will announce the availability date of this new Rolls-Royce in a few years' time," the spokesperson said.