The Rolls-Royce Ghost will finally be replaced next year.
It's been ten years since the Rolls-Royce Ghost was introduced as the automaker's "entry-level" model. Since then, it's become one of the company's best-selling vehicles while also attracting younger customers to the ultra-luxury brand. Needless to say, it's a very important product.
Next year, the current model will be retired and replaced with an all-new Ghost, which has been caught being loaded onto a transporter by our spy photographers. We've already seen spy shots of prototypes undergoing testing, but this time a lot of the camouflage has dropped.
Compared to our previous sightings, this next-generation Rolls-Royce doesn't have any heavy plastic under the camo wrap, giving us a better look at the elegant exterior's design details. Production LED lights at the front and rear have also now been fitted, which look slimmer than the last generation model's, and the grille has also been widened. This suggests there won't be any minor changes to make sure the new model is still immediately recognizable as a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
We don't have any new photos of the interior to share, but previous spy shots have shown the dashboard will share similarities with the Phantom and Cullinan. As a result, Ghost will have more advanced tech inside, including a fully digital driver's display and a wide screen for the infotainment system.
Underpinning the next-generation Ghost will be Rolls-Royce's aluminum spaceframe platform, which should make the luxury sedan significantly lighter and more refined than the current model. Power will be provided by either the current model's 6.6-liter V12 or the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 that debuted in the current Phantom.
In the current Ghost, the V12 unit produces 563 horsepower, but the new model will likely get a power boost and possibly an all-wheel-drive system. Reports also suggest it will utilize a 48-volt electrical system to allow for an active anti-roll system and a four-wheel steering system to improve low-speed agility and high-speed stability.