LONDON -- Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016.
The company today confirmed a development program for the model but gave few details. It said the car "will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience."
Media reports said it will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, which is based on the Ghost sedan.
It will be the brand's second convertible after the Phantom Drophead Coupe and will bring the Rolls-Royce's line-up to six vehicles, with three models based on the Phantom and three based on the smaller Ghost.
The brand's global vehicle sales rose 33 percent to 1,968 in the first half, a record for the company. European sales were 374 for the same period, up 63 percent, according to UK market researchers JATO Dynamics. The Ghost and Wraith accounted for most of those sales.