The Pantheon grille on the 2022 Phantom is now illuminated
The Pantheon grille on the 2022 Phantom is now illuminatedRolls-Royce Pressclub

2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom unveiled — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

The 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom receives subtle changes to its exteriors and interiors

The eighth-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has been around since 2017, and this was probably a good time for the car maker to give its flagship a mid-life update. The 2022 Phantom receives a set of subtle changes to its exteriors and interiors, while remaining mechanically identical to the outgoing model.

2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom — What’s new?

The facelifted Phantom retains its classy, premium shape that makes it so instantly recognizable as a Rolls-Royce, and you’ll have to use a magnifying glass to look out for any changes. That said, the Pantheon grille has been tweaked slightly to make the Spirit of Ecstasy more prominent. It is also now illuminated and can be had optionally in dark chrome finish. The windscreen surround can also be had in dark chrome finish. The headlamps receive laser-cut bezel effects as well.

Stainless steel wheels on offer
Stainless steel wheels on offerRolls-Royce Pressclub

The facelifted Phantom also offers 3D stainless steel wheels, with disc-style alloys available as an option.

Not much has changed on the interiors, except for the addition of a thicker steering wheel. However, Rolls-Royce has added a bespoke Platino trim, which makes use of a combination of two different fabrics in its cabin, one of which emphasises on durability, as it was made in an Italian mill, while the other is derived from bamboo fabrics.

Rolls-Royce has also introduced a bespoke Platino trim on the Phantom
Rolls-Royce has also introduced a bespoke Platino trim on the PhantomRolls-Royce Pressclub

The 2022 Phantom also features Rolls-Royce Connected, which enables navigation by sending a location via RR’s Whispers app. It also shows the car’s current location and health status.

The 2022 Phantom remains unchanged under the skin, as it retains the 6.75-litre V12 twin turbo mill, which produces 563bhp and 900Nm of torque, and is paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. This motor is capable of reaching triple digits in just 5.1 seconds!

Is it coming to India?

The facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom should reach Indian shores by next year, and this goes without saying, but it will command a premium over the current model’s Rs 9.5 crore (ex-showroom) price tag.

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