The Rolls-Royce of the future the Vision Next 100

by • July 10, 2016 • NewsComments (0)5128

Codenamed 103EX, it is the marque’s first ever pure ‘Vision Vehicle’. The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 presents an intriguing and aesthetically dynamic vision of the future of luxury mobility – a completely personal, effortless and autonomous Rolls-Royce experience, wrapped in a design that ensures a ‘Grand Sanctuary’ for its occupants, and a ‘Grand Arrival’.

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The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 anticipates the mobility demands of the luxury customer of the future. It makes a bold and definitive statement of confidence in a future where Rolls-Royce rejects the notion of anonymous, utilitarian and bland future modes of mobility. Through an intimate understanding of its customers’ thinking and their demands in the future, Rolls-Royce presents an exciting and highly appealing vision of effortless, autonomous, spacious and beautiful luxury mobility, as personal as each individual customer.

As its name suggests, 103EX is designed to preview what form the Rolls-Royce of the next century could take. Yet its focus harks right back to Rolls-Royce’s past, with a standard chassis underpinning a body that can be coachbuilt to the customer’s tastes.

Rolls-Royce Vision concept, Goodwood Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.com

The drivetrain is zero emissions, with motors in the wheel hubs, suggesting electrical propulsion. But Rolls Royce has mentioned nothing more specific than that. The lack of traditional engine does mean there’s lots of storage space up front, though.

The Rolls-Royce interior, meanwhile, is described as a ‘Grand Sanctuary’, which is entered via a coachdoor and opening canopy. The seating is described as a “luxurious throne”, and you’ll notice there is no driver’s seat. The passengers sit before a huge OLED screen. However the real showmanship comes from that canopy, which lifts up to allow passengers to leave the car standing, rather than stooping out like they would from under an old-fashioned roof.

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