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A new generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is going to be shown next year.

The newest range-topping model signed by Rolls-Royce, the Phantom, is going to receive a new generation sometimes next year. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this point but according to a report put together by the model in question will be offered in a standard and an extended-wheel base versions. However, the Phantom Coupe and Phantom Drophead are said to be discontinued from the lineup.

Our source is saying that the price of the luxury cruiser will remain approximately the same and this will be getting a more modern and more imposing design, so a larger radiator grille is expected to be seen on it, along with a more sculptured front end, rectangular headlights, less formal flanks, striking signature C-pillars and so on. The BMW-sourced V12 engine will remain the only available unit for the sedan but don’t act too surprised if the British based brand will decide to go with the times and offer a hybrid as well.

Whether or not this report will turn out to be true, the Rolls-Royce Phantom definitely needs a refresh since it has been in production, in the current form, since 2003. The luxury model is being put together in the Goodwood plant, in England, and it is being offered in a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe and a two-door convertible body styles. This has a front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout and it is making use of a 6.75 V12 engine, connected to either a 6-speed automatic or an 8-speed automatic transmission, both of them signed by ZF.