Bentley Motors continues to thrive, after a successful performance for the first half of 2013, the luxury automaker announces its sales for the January-September period have increased by 9% (6,516 cars) against the same period in 2012 (5,969 cars).
Bentley’s biggest car market, the North and South America, kept on delivering a sustained growth, while the European and Middle Eastern regions also delivered impressive gains, as Bentley increased sales buoyed by sales success across all model lines – from the new Flying Spur to the Mulsanne.
Kevin Rose, Bentley’s Board Member for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, commented: “Strong performance from our W12 models continued, with the Continental GT Speed and Continental GT Speed Convertible proving successful in all territories. This, added to increases in our V8 and Mulsanne models, maintains our impressive performance and strongly reinforces our position as market leader among our direct competitors in the luxury car market.”
The Americas kept the title of Bentley’s largest market,with sales of 2,022 cars, a 16% growth over 2012. Aided by the recent dealer network expansion, as Bentley now has 44 dealers in Europe alone, the region had a 14% jump to 1,081 autos; the UK alone reaching sales of 1,055 cars, which makes for an impressive 24% increase.
There was a similar story in Asia Pacific, where 315 cars were delivered to customers, a 38% increase. The growth in Japan continued with a 9% increase to 142 units. In China, with the new Flying Spur on sale only for the third quarter, no less than 1,264 cars were sold, for a 17% decrease over last year.