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Improved comfort and economy with facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom

Published on Oct 26, 2012 12:08 PM
 
Nine years after the Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine was introduced here, the facelifted version has arrived. As with most facelifts, the changes you find on the Phantom Series II are not earth-shaking. -- PHOTO: ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS

Nine years after the Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine was introduced here, the facelifted version has arrived. As with most facelifts, the changes you find on the Phantom Series II are not earth-shaking.

Cosmetically, the car's yacht-like body has been given a nip here and a tuck there. None of which is immediately noticeable, except for the new all-LED headlamps and the 21-inch wheels.

Inside, you will find subtle changes as well, such as new audio-visual connectors, new phone port and a larger multi-function monitor (which still looks small for a car its size). The car also has an improved navigation system (which includes maps of Malaysia and Thailand) and its bird's-eye-view camera system. The latter makes negotiating carpark ramps and other relatively tight spaces less of a chore in the leviathan.

The two most significant changes are invisible. First, the vehicle's electronic platform has been updated to enable the inclusion of some of the newer gadgets onboard (and possibly paving the way for a more modern all-new model in the pipeline).

 
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