Bentley also made a strong start to the New Year. Deliveries to
customers grew by 39.5% in the first two months of 2013. “With the new
Flying Spur due to arrive with customers in the middle of the year, we
expect to see a double digit growth rate for the rest of 2013,” Dr
Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley’s Chairman and CEO, said.
The global growth and expansion of the
Bentley brand was driven by 16 new global dealers in 2012, taking the
total number to 173 dealerships in 50 countries. This year, 40 more new
Bentley showrooms will open around the world.
Commenting on the results, Dr Schreiber
“Our performance in 2012 and in the
beginning of 2013 underlines Bentley’s position as the leading
manufacturer of luxury vehicles and a truly global brand. Through sound
investment and product planning, we now have our strongest model line-up
ever and are increasing our market share.”
The results follow another successful year
in 2012 in which the company achieved global growth of 22% with 8,510
cars delivered to customers, with the top three regions comprising the
US (2,457), China (2,253) and the UK (1,031)1.