Motoring News Issue January 2014 Issue 1 Jan 2014

Motoring News Issue 1 January 2014 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM DECLARED WORLD’S BEST SUPERLUXURY CAR WhatCar? Magazine’s annual Car of the Year issue has reconfirmed Phantom’s position as the world’s finest luxury motor car. On awarding it ‘Best Buy’ in the £100,000+ category, the noted automotive consumer guide declared: “It takes a special car to successfully fend off its rivals for eight years – and the Rolls-Royce Phantom is just that car. Yet again, it’s the best top-end luxury car money can buy.” “The renaissance of the marque, in the decade since production started at the new Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, is a remarkable British manufacturing success story,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Since its launch in 2003 Phantom’s marriage of exquisite craftsmanship, peerless engineering and timeless design has ensured its position as the world’s pinnacle super-luxury good, showcasing British craftsmanship and design excellence on the global stage.” This honour follows the announcement of a fourth consecutive record year and the reaffirmation of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ leadership of the €200,000 superluxury segment. December saw the marque decorated with a Top Gear Award for Wraith and a Walpole Award for ‘Best British Luxury Brand.’ FORD ECOBOOST TECHNOLOGY MAKES AFTERMARKET DEBUT AT AUTOSPORT SHOW