Rolls-Royce Cars – A Ride for Royal
Modern-day humans have always been fascinated about automobiles and cars have a owned a special place in everyone’s heart. When asked about their material desires, a lot of people have name of their favorite car(s) on their mind. Cutting everything short, we can call cars our passion, and when it comes to naming some of the most luxurious cars in the world, Rolls-Royce definitely owns one of the top slots. As the name suggests, it is made for royals and uber-class.
Here at Auto & Generals, we let you know more about all Rolls-Royce cars, including the company’s history and much more. Here’s a brief about Rolls-Royce as a company and some of its top car models.
Rolls-Royce Cars – History and More
As a company, the original Rolls-Royce Limited was established in 1973 when the Rolls-Royce car business demerged from the nationalized Rolls-Royce Limited. The company was acquired by Vickers in 1980 and later by Volkswagen in 1998.
Furthermore, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited was created as a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW in 1998 after BMW licensed the rights to the Rolls-Royce brand name and logo from Rolls-Royce PLC and acquired the rights to the Spirit of Ecstasy and Rolls-Royce grill shape trademarks from Volkswagen AG.
Rolls-Royce Cars After negotiations, BMW and Volkswagen Group arrived at a solution. From 1998 to 2002, BMW would continue to supply engines for the cars and would allow Volkswagen use of the Rolls-Royce name and logo. On 1 January 2003, only BMW would be able to name cars “Rolls-Royce”, and Volkswagen Group’s former Rolls-Royce/Bentley division would build only cars called “Bentley”.
It may sound quite confusing here, but here’s something to clarify. Although the Rolls-Royce brand has been in use on vehicles since 1906, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars subsidiary of BMW AG has no direct relationship to Rolls-Royce branded vehicles produced prior to 2003. Therefore, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited has been manufacturing Rolls-Royce branded cars since 2003.
Rolls-Royce Car Models
The company primarily manufactures four models – Phantom, Wraith, Ghost, and Dawn.
First introduced in 2003, Phantom is a 4-door sedan that was the first model introduced by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited. Newer models were introduced at later stages; in 2005 was introduced the Phantom with extended wheelbase. In 2007 came Phantom Drophead Coupe that was a convertible and finally 2008 saw unleashing of Phantom coupe.
Ghost, again a 4-door sedan, was introduced in 2010. An updated Series II model was revealed in 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Wraith was introduced in 2013 as a luxury coupe with long bonnet and sleek roof line. This was the coupe version of Ghost that was powered by a 623 bhp, twin-turbocharged V12 engine connected to an 8-speed gearbox.
Dawn was introduced in 2015.
The company also announced production of SUV in 2015, which is likely to be rolled out in 2017-2018.
Rolls-Royce Cars and Auto & Generals
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