The economy by far has seen the slowest growth across the globe. The automobile industry was badly hit too, regardless, the crème-la-crème of car makers have announced record sales. Bentley is one of them, reporting a sales figure of 10,120 units in 2013.
The British luxury brand’s sales were up by 19 per cent as compared to 2012, wherein they sold 8,510 cars and have marginally exceeded their previous best of 10,014 units in 2008.
The maximum number of Bentleys registered were in the US at 3,140 units, followed by China at 2,191 units, while it’s a growth story in the USA, the sales declined in China. The Bentley cars managed to find favour in the European market by posting an 11 per cent increase in sales from 2012; despite the gloomy economic situation there. Around 1,480 cars were sold in the Europe with Germany and UK being the strongest markets.
Bentley boss, Wolfgang Schreiber, said in a statement, “2013 marks our fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth, establishing ourselves as the most sought after luxury car brand in the world."
He added, “We continue to win new customers and we are confident that 2014 will be another successful year for Bentley.”
Source: Motor Authority