Red Bull has launched a new natural cola brand, Simply Cola, across seven global markets.

The company said on Monday (31 March) that Red Bull Simply Cola, which has "no preservatives, additives, phosphoric acid, artificial colouring or flavours", is made from 100% natural sources. It is the only cola which contains both the original kola nut and the coca leaf, Red Bull has claimed.

Red Bull UK managing director Nigel Trood said: "It may have been unexpected, but we're quite fond of surprising people and we thought it was about time we refreshed the cola category. For 20 years consumers in the UK have been using Red Bull Energy Drink when in need of a lift and we are now pleased to offer a premium and completely natural cola for when in need of refreshment. It has taken us years to create a product that we felt was of the highest quality and worthy of the Red Bull name."

The CSD will initially be launched in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Russia and the US (in Las Vegas) and will be available in the UK from the end of this month.

Simply Cola will roll out to the on-trade in 250ml cans, while the off-trade will receive 355ml cans, the company added.