• Rolls Royce Phantom gets subtle updates for 2022

It introduces a new bespoke customisation platform christened the Phantom Platino


The British carmaker has gone with subtle updates for the 2022 Phantom and the Phantom Extended. The brand now plans to attract clients with a new bespoke customisation programme to enhance the experience.

A new polished horizontal line between the daytime running lights above the Pantheon Grille enhances the luxury sedan’s presence. This is also enhanced with the sharing of illumination ideas for the grille like on its ‘Ghost’ sibling. The Phantom is a more driver-centric car and the extended wheelbase variant, Phantom Extended, commands a chauffeured experience whereas the new bespoke addition, Phantom Platino is a blank canvas giving a soulful customisation experience.

Their new connected feature enables owners to directly send messages to the car through the private members' application called the ‘Whispers’.

The side profile strongly remains the same, the front with a short and the rear with long overhangs, a long wheelbase and an enormous ‘C’ Pillar. The silhouette gets an updated look with the option of new 3D milled, stainless steel wheels with triangular grooves which gives a ‘flying on magic carpet’ visual appeal. For buyers obsessed with nostalgia, they can choose the option of having the elegant full disc wheel inspired by the 1920s. 

The cosmic experience of the brand just doesn’t stop at that. Considering client requests over the years for a darkened chrome approach for the grille, windshield surround and side frame, the aesthetics now allow the Rolls Royce to have the lightest or even the darkest of appearances.

Interiors on the Platino platform get silk embroidered and painted by hand. The front seats are pure leather and the rear ones get fabric treatment from two different fibres, one from an Italian mill for a luxurious appearance and the other from bamboo for a radiant finish. The dashboard gets a contemporary touch with the choice of iced wood surrounded by 3D printed ceramic beading. The most prominent highlight is the infusion of the illuminated starlight headliner, inside of the roof which simulates a stargazing experience for the occupants.

The engine is the same as its counterparts, the 6.8-litre V12 turbocharged petrol engine produces 653PS and 900Nm figures and is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Since Rolls Royce introduced the Black Badge editions of the Ghost and the Cullinan SUV in India they may schedule a launch of the Phantom Series 2 for the Indian market as well. 


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