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Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Muller Oetvoes sits in a Rolls Royce car in the company's Berkley Square showroom in Mayfair, London, before the announcement of their annual financial results

Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Muller Oetvoes sits in a Rolls Royce car in the company's Berkley Square showroom in Mayfair, London, before the announcement of their annual financial results

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Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Muller Oetvoes sits in a Rolls Royce car in the company's Berkley Square showroom in Mayfair, London, before the announcement of their annual financial results

Rolls-Royce Motor will decide this year whether to follow luxury car rival Bentley into the sports utility market, as the ultra-luxury brand seeks to expand further after a five-year streak of sales records.

Rolls-Royce will unveil a new convertible planned for mid-2016 this year, and a final verdict on entering the SUV segment is set to be made as well, said chief executive officer Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes.

"We've made progress in evaluating options and in understanding better how such a project could work, what's needed to make it work if we decide to go ahead," Mr Mueller- Oetvoes, pictured, said in a telephone interview.

Rolls-Royce delivered more vehicles in 2014 than ever before in its 111-year history, the BMW owned company said yesterday. Sales have quadrupled since 2009.

Irish Independent