Phantom Update For Rolls-Royce
17th February, 2009
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced details of a product update
to the 2009 model year Phantom and Phantom Extended Wheelbase. Building on a successful sales year in 2008, the
phased introduction of a number of subtle model year enhancements will reinforce the Phantom’s position as the
pinnacle product of the famous Goodwood based English car manufacturer.
Harmonising the front appearance of the car with that of the Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé, a new
streamlined front bumper has been designed and integrated with a shallower grille, finished in stainless steel.
Other new exterior features include LED door handle illumination and the fitting of 21-inch cast aluminium
wheels as standard. Two further wheel options exist, both manufactured in forged alloy and available in either
painted or part polished finishes.
Inside, rear passengers will benefit from a new RCA component input which provides auxiliary audio and visual
connectivity to the 12-inch monitors mounted within the picnic tables. Further features include new front and rear
door cappings with integrated grab handles and new bi-directional double reading lights in the C-pillar provide
additional illumination. Rear climate control, volume control and electric window switches are now conveniently
repositioned, housed in a wood veneer panel in the door.
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Production will commence at Goodwood (England) in the northern spring.
- 1,212 Phantom series cars were retailed around the world in 2008, marking five years of continued growth
under BMW Group ownership and the highest Rolls-Royce sales figures for 18 years.
- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has recently invested a further £40 million into its UK based manufacturing and head
office facility at Goodwood in preparation for production of a new model that will sit alongside the current
- A new Rolls-Royce model, codenamed RR4, will begin production in the UK in 2010.
- The top 2008 Rolls-Royce sales locations (in alphabetical order): Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Beverly Hills, Dubai,
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