The British automaker Rolls-Royce has announced that the Wraith and Dawn will stop production soon. This news is not a very big surprise, as these cars were already pulled from the US lineup in April 2021. The production is expected to halt by 2023 and there are no plans to introduce direct replacements for these cars.
The order books for both the cars are already closed and its final model will be sold in early 2023. Rolls-Royce is also launching its new all-electric Spectre in the later months of 2023. The Spectre is speculated to fill the role of the Rolls-Royce Wraith.
The Wraith and Dawn left the US lineup probably due to the strict rules and regulations regarding the car’s platform. The platforms used in these models are much older in comparison. The brand is forging a new line that involves electrification and which also leaves no direct replacements.
Rolls-Royce Spectre: the next successor
Rolls-Royce has entered the electric vehicle market with the introduction of the new Spectre. The brand did not divulge any information about the model as of yet. Although, it is rumoured to be sharing many parts with the BMW iX M60.
The electric coupe, i.e the Spectre is expected to offer as much as 610 hp and a torque of 1,100 Nm in its Sport mode.
The brand also considers the new Spectre as a successor to the coupe version of the 7th generation Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Spectre also shares certain similarities with this model.
Other than the launch of the Spectre, we aren’t sure what the future plans for Rolls-Royce are. It does have an aim to be all-electric by 2030 and the company developed a new platform as well. Since the Wraith and Dawn are being discontinued, the brand will have more time to focus on the electrification of its cars by 2030.