Rolls-Royce has shown a new option at the Chengdu motor show that allows owners to create a completely private space in the rear of their car, sealed off from both the outside world as well as the driver.
The Privacy Suite option adds a privacy screen between the rear passenger area and the two front seats, as well as increased acoustic insulation to block out sound from the passenger area for added privacy. An intercom system allows communication between the front and rear occupants, at the rear passengers' discretion. The driver can call the rear compartment, but the occupants can choose to reject the call.
The privacy screen is made of electrochromatic glass, which can be rendered opaque at the flick of a switch.
Rolls-Royce has also fitted a small opening in the divider to allow objects to be passed between the front and rear areas. This is illuminated so that the objects can be seen before being passed through.
The windows are fitted with privacy glass as well as full curtains, allowing occupants to be shielded from the outside world, as well as the option of blocking the view out of the windows.
Rolls-Royce has mounted two 12.0in monitors to the dividing structure between the front and rear, with device connectivity as well as access to the car’s infotainment system.
The option is part of Rolls-Royce's customisation programme; the company has previously told Autocar that almost every car it produces has some bespoke element fitted at the customer's request.