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Report: Next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom may arrive next year

Report: Next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom may arrive next year image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Rolls-Royce | posted September 28, 2015 17:51

Sleeker, lighter Rolls-Royce Phantom could debut in 2016

The new-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom may make its debut next year and may also receive a drastic downsizing according to a report by Automobile Magazine.

The flagship model from Rolls-Royce will supposedly be underpinned by a new aluminum modular architecture which will also be reportedly used on their upcoming SUV and BMW's new Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the X7. Like the soon-to-be replaced Phantom, the next-generation will both get standard and extended wheelbase variants but the coupe and drophead versions will be discontinued.

Design-wise, the rumored all-new Phantom will be have a more modern appearance which is expected to have a taller radiator grill, a more shapely front end and more distinct C-pillars.

In terms of performance, the BMW-sourced V12 engine will be retained though output figures were not yet revealed.

Aside from the new-generation Phantom, Rolls-Royce will also be making future one-off models under a new coachbuilding division. Production of the uniquely-done Rolls-Royce models will likely take place at their Goodwood Facility via a retooled section of the factory.

Note: Pictured above is the current Rolls-Royce Phantom with the standard wheelbase configuration.

Source: Automobile Magazine