Bentley shows global Growth of 22% in 2012
Bentley Motors announces global growth of 22% in 2012 as deliveries to customers increased to 8,510 cars (7,003 cars in 2011). This maintains Bentley’s position as the leading manufacturer of luxury vehicles in the world. Deliveries increased in every international region as Bentley increased the number of dealerships globally by 10%.
The Americas finished 2012 as Bentley’s largest global market, showing a 22% increase, followed by China where there was a 23% increase on 2011, delivering Bentley’s largest ever sales volume in the region.
Europe grew by 12% in 2012. The increasing popularity of the Bentley brand in growing markets like Russia, which grew by 37%, contributed to the strong performance of the region. The UK experienced a 7% increase on the previous year.
The Middle East region performed very well with deliveries up 44%. The Asia Pacific region also increased its deliveries by 44%, whilst Japan saw exceptional growth of 73%.
Commenting on the results, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive Wolfgang Schreiber said: “2012 has been an excellent year for Bentley. This strong performance was possible due to our continuing investment in new models and the hard work and commitment of a highly motivated Bentley team. We expect the luxury market in 2013 to continue to be challenging but, with significant new model introductions, we believe we have the potential to maintain growth throughout the year”.