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The Rolls-Royce Ghost was name Best Luxury Car at the 2012 edition of the Moscow International Motor Show. Given based on the votes of 150 journalists, the award was received by Rolls-Royce’s manager of sales operations for Europe and South Africa, Will Gellatly.
The demand for Rolls-Royce vehicles in Russia has risen steadily over the past few years. Sales more than doubled in 2011 over 2010 and the British company recently opened a second dealership in Moscow, a city that hosts the most billionaire residents globally.
The award came as Rolls-Royce made its debut at the Moscow Motor Show. James Crichton, Regional Director Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for Europe and South Africa said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious accolade for Ghost. … I am thrilled that our Ghost, the Phantom Coupé and the Russian debut of Phantom Series II have been so warmly received. Rolls-Royce represents luxury like no other brand and our Russian clients appreciate that cars carrying the famous Spirit of Ecstasy figure represent the pinnacle of luxury, the ultimate in refinement and the embodiment of success.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars offers six models: Ghost, Ghost Extended Wheelbase, Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé. The company currently has 92 dealers around the world and 17 showrooms in Continental Europe.