Launched - 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Series II in IndiaBy Team Overdrive
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars along with their dealer Navnit Motors unveiled the new Phantom II in Mumbai. The new model Phantom II with a new look front end featuring all LED headlamps is an evolution of the 2003 model. Herfried Hasenoehrl, GM, emerging markets – Asia, said that they worked on their customers request to not change the car but just update the technology in the car, keeping in line with Sir Henry Royce’s philosophy to “take the best that exists and make it better”.
What has changed underneath in the new car? The V12 is now more efficient by a claimed 10 per cent and is now complemented by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The multimedia user interface has also been completely re-designed with a new larger 8.8 inch central display.
In 2011 Rolls-Royce saw the highest annual sales in their 108 year history with 3,538 cars being sold worldwide. This is the highest numbers the company has recorded since 1978. Speaking at the occasion Sharad Kachalia of Navnit Motors said “Our business is thriving and we have already received orders for the car.”
The Phantom II will retail for Rs 4.5 crore while the extended wheelbase version has a price tag of Rs 5.10 crore, both prices are ex-showroom Mumbai.
Here is the first drive of the new Rolls Royce Phantom Series II