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Luxury carmakers Rolls-Royce and Bentley hit new records in 2013

Published time: January 09, 2014 12:28
AFP Photo / Peter Parks

AFP Photo / Peter Parks

Sales of Bentley cars went up 19 percent in 2013, with Rolls-Royce sales increasing 1.5 percent year on year surpassing the record growth of 2007.

Bentley sold 10,120 cars in 2013, and Rolls-Royce 3,630. The strongest growth for Rolls-Royce was in the Middle East with sales up 17 percent, and in China up 11 percent.

“We continue to win new customers and we are confident that 2014 will be another successful year,” Bentley Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Schreiber said in a statement.

Rolls-Royce is a subsidiary of BMW and intends to hire an additional 100 employees for its manufacturing plant at Goodwood, Sussex which already has a workforce of 1,300.

To expand beyond exclusive sedans and coupes, both luxury carmakers are developing their first sport-utility vehicles (SUV).

"The luxury SUV sector is an interesting and stable segment, but we must consider whether it fits our brand," said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "Rolls-Royce by tradition isn't sporty or utility; we must think what kind of character such a car would have and what it would look like."

Comments (3)


sangye thubten 10.01.2014 08:16

I would have an anti-gravity transport than a free Rolls. No contact with road, free energy and total protection. Ask someone someone from "Keshefoundatio n" for more information.


becquerrelle 09.01.2014 16:00

Check Your Stats - the 99 percent are Overweight and Out of Shape - Not Starving

Re member the Immortal Words of Wisdom from Ronald McDonald - Sell Your Personal Items on ebay and Craigslist and Don't Eat Fast Foods - It's Unhelathy

T he Clown Knows ALL


paradigm-respawn 09.01.2014 15:41

Bentley up 19 percent -vs- Rolls Canardly up 1.5 percent

The Bentley is a More Subdued Luxury Car that would not show on a Hijacker's Radar

The Rolls - You might as well be driving a Rose Bowl Parade Float

Invis ibility is a Super Power (Banksy)

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