Rolls-Royce Ghost Gets Gentle Updates in Geneva

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The lesser of two sedans offered by Rolls-Royce is getting what the brand admits is a mild update this year.

The Ghost Series II debuted during the Geneva Motor Show with subtle changes that might entice new buyers, but volume isn’t what the London luxury car builder is after anyway. It’s all about exclusivity and that’s something this car can offer.

Most of its body has been slightly massaged although it looks an awful lot like the “old” Ghost. There are plenty of high-end features to poke and prod in the cabin including a 10.25-inch high definition screen and a cabin upholstered with skins taken from animals raised in environments without any barbed wire, reducing the risk of blemishes.

There are two new wood veneer options called Paldao and Walnut Burr Crossbrand. Standard equipment now includes the company’s satellite-aided transmission (SAT) that premiered here a year ago in the Ghost-based Wraith coupe. It uses the car’s GPS to anticipate gear shifts in advance to keep the vehicle in whichever gear it decides is best.

Rolls-Royce is still using its 6.6-liter V12 engine, which presumably keeps r stays close to its previous 563 hp and 575 lb-ft torque ratings. If it had any sort of noteworthy increase, the company would have said something.

GALLERY: Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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