For 2009, the Phantom and its long-wheelbase cousin gets new bumpers and a slightly revised interior
This year is set to be even bigger for Rolls-Royce as the company is not only planning a brand new model but it is also updating its Phantom range. For 2009, the Phantom picks up a new bumper that is designed to match the one on the Phantom Drophead and Phantom Coupe. The more streamlined bumper features a shallower grille than the previous version and is finished in stainless steel.
Other new exterior features include LED door handle illumination and the fitting of 21in cast aluminum wheels as standard. Two further wheel options exist, both manufactured in forged alloy and available in either painted or part polished finishes.
New for 2009 are a set of RCA component input that provide auxiliary audio and visual connectivity to the 12in picnic table monitors
Production of the 2009 model will start in the third quarter, a year before the all-new Rolls-Royce model, codenamed RR4, will starting rolling out of the Goodwood factory.