The Ghost saloon has been one of the most popular offerings from this luxury marque however now with the Cullinan SUV on-board that distinction might be challenged but the arrival of the new generation Ghost Extended to India signifies the importance of the quintessential luxury saloon. As the name says the new Ghost Extended gets a longer wheelbase and more attention lavished to the rear seat. It also gets something called as the reclining “Serenity Seat” which is akin to a business jet seat.
The attention to detail is exquisite with Rolls-Royce making a Champagne fridge which offers two cooling modes with temperatures exactly perfect to serve vintage and non-vintage Champagnes. It also has a complex air purification system where all ultra-fine particles are removed within minutes. Oh, and you also get fully electric doors which is something justified amongst all of the other mollycoddling. The interior of the new Ghost though steers clear of the latest trends of constantly jabbing at various touch screens as instead it is a stunningly elegance cabin bordering on the philosophy of minimalistic dealing which goes with the Rolls Royce motto of pure luxury.
The new Ghost is based on the bespoke Rolls architecture and gets a lot more technology now with focus on comfort. It is also the most technologically advanced car that they have made with suspension which scans the road ahead and adjusts the car accordingly. The new architecture affords added agility without compromising the supple and “magic-carpet ride” suspension which a Rolls Royce is famous for. The new Ghost is not a sports saloon though and is for silence, comfort and luxury which the EWB version embraces even more.
Amongst all this talk of technology; at heart the 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine remains as the sole engine powering this stately luxury saloon. The new Ghost Extended will set you back by Rs 7.95 core and that is before the plethora of options being presented. For the Indian market the Ghost Extended despite the higher price, would be expected to be the more popular iteration of the Ghost family with the focus at the rear seat. The Ghost Extended it seems is a perfect follow up to the Phantom and the Cullinan with further iterations expected in the coming years including a convertible and more dynamically focused variants.