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China is now Bentley’s largest market, with sales in the region increasing by 84.9 percent in the last quarter, according to the British automaker.

Volkswagen AG’s ultra-luxury Bentley brand said Wednesday that global sales surged 47% on the year to 1,759 deliveries in the first quarter, driven mainly by strong demand in its largest market China.

“Bentley’s customers in China, as those elsewhere, value our emphasis on the finest craftsmanship and automotive engineering.

They know that buying a Bentley is an unrivalled combination of luxury and performance.”

“With the unveiling of our SUV concept EXP 9 F we have had a phenomenal start to 2012 and expect to see continued growth over the rest of the year as the Continental V8 hits the global market”.

However, with a spate of popular new product launches to come, it is predicted that China and the U.S. will be competing neck and neck throughout the year.