Geneva: Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II unveiled image

The Phantom family, including the Saloon, Drophead Coupe and Coupe, has been updated with subtle design features and also with new technologies that improve the drive-train, ease-of-use and connectivity, according to Rolls-Royce.

The Phantom Series II has restyled bumpers and rectangular light apertures. And although the shape of the headlights is the same, they now contain full LED technology, a first on a production car. The headlamps feature curve light functionality that uses electronically-controlled reflectors to focus headlamp beams in the direction of travel, thus providing greater illumination of the road ahead when cornering.

Rolls-Royce’s halo car has also received new driver assistance technologies and a modern user interface with re-designed multi-media controller. There’s also a new satellite navigation system, updated with functions that include 3D maps with landscape topography and a 8.8-inch display.

On the mechanical side, the Phantom Series II has a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential, which enhance the driving dynamics. Under the bonnet there’s the same V12 engine, with direct injection, whose fuel consumption improved by 10 per cent on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions also fell from 388 to 347 g/km as a consequence.