The Phantom is predicted to remain on top of Rolls-Royce's traditional order, despite the upcoming release of the Cullinan SUV
24 May 2016

The upcoming Rolls-Royce 'Cullinan' SUV is unlikely to overtake the Phantom as the halo car in the luxury marque’s range when it’s launched in around 2018, according to sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson.

“In my opinion, the halo will remain as the Phantom, because history has always pointed at large sedans as the most desirable cars,” said Robertson. “We live in a changing world, of course, and this may be the shifting point, but I expect the traditional Rolls-Royce order to remain.” Robertson remained tight-lipped on whether the next-generation Phantom limo or the SUV, which has yet to have its name confirmed, will arrive first. Both will sit on an all-new architecture that will underpin all future Rolls-Royces.

Bentley revealed in March that customers had placed 10,000 pre-orders for the Bentayga, deliveries of which are due to begin this month. The SUV is set to be the Crewe car maker's best-selling model.

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24 May 2016
Cue left wing comments about people not needing this car and how all people driving it have no taste and are despicable......


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