Sales: Rolls Royce announced record half-year image

Rolls Royce on Thursday announced that the company has enjoyed a record half-year in 2011, with sales increasing by 64 per cent worldwide compared with the same period in 2010.

1592 motor cars were delivered to customers in the first six months, the best start to a year since the company was launched in 2003.

Sales growth was seen in all regions, with a particularly strong performance in Asia Pacific, up by over 170 per cent, the Middle East, up by over 40 per cent and the United States, up by a similar amount.

In Europe, strong performance was seen in Germany, with sales up by nearly 60 per cent. There was sustained demand for both Phantom and Ghost models, with around 80 per cent of Ghost customers new to Rolls-Royce.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “This is an excellent half-year result and demonstrates the confidence that our customers have in our company and our products. The first six months of the year have also seen Rolls-Royce celebrate our unique heritage, with the centenary of the Spirit of Ecstasy, and demonstrate our innovation, with the Phantom Experimental Electric, 102EX. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to operate as the world’s foremost ultra luxury car manufacturer.”