Rolls-Royce continues to have success selling its luxury cars thanks in part to lack of competition, but with the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class set to hone in on Rolls’ client base, the BMW owned British automaker is looking to expand its options.
To keep up, Rolls-Royce is considering building new vehicles such as a sporty four-door crossover or possibly even a station wagon similar to the Ferrari FF. Considering Bentley has recently approved its SUV for production, it is not so hard to believe that Rolls-Royce would be willing to step into a new segment.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is also expected to receive some pretty serious changes, starting with migrating to same platform as the BMW 7 Series. The car will be redesigned for the 2016 model year and include extensive use of carbon and aluminium to shed some pounds. It will also likely use a version of BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive setup, and stick with a V12 under the hood.
We can also expect a refreshed Ghost early next year, along with the launch of the Wraith sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.
[Source: Automotive News]
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