Friday, November 7, 2014

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II Launched; Priced at Rs. 4.5 Crore

Rolls-Royce has launched the Ghost Series II starting at Rs. 4.5 crore (ex-showroom pan India). The car was first seen at the Geneva Motorshow and now has made its way into India. For Rolls-Royce, India is an extremely important market, not as important or big as China though, but still. The company already has 5 dealerships across India and has plans to expand it further in the years to come.

The Ghost Series II gets subtle changes to the exterior and interior and a few additions to the options list. The attention is drawn straight away by the rectangular LED headlamps which replace the round main headlamps. There are also 21-inch alloys along with new paint shades and a new rear bumper.

The Series II also gets new seats with reworked electronic adjustments and heating options. The rear seats have been subtly re-angled to augment communication with fellow passengers. The instrument cluster gets marginal changes but there is a new infotainment system with 10-inch multimedia screen with a touchpad controller that makes its way inside the car.

There will be occasions when you might want to get behind the wheel of this one and it won't disappoint. At the heart is the same 6.6-litre V12 engine which churns out 563bhp and 780Nm. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Ghost Series II will hit a top speed limited to 250km/h and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.

You might think that 4.5 crores is a lot of money but Sven Ritter, GM Rolls-Royce Asia Pacific says, "We are bringing the car to India because there definitely is a demand and we want to fulfill it. People in India love our cars."