Bentley Motors has built on its performance for the first half of 2013, after announcing that global customer deliveries to the end of September have grown by 9% (6,516 cars) against the same period in 2012 (5,969 cars) and added that it is aiming for double digit growth by the end of the year.
The largest market for the Crewe-built luxury cars is the Americas where strong growth was sustained, but Europe and the Middle East also posted impressive gains, driven by sales of the new Flying Spur, Continental GT (pictured) and Mulsanne.
The Americas strengthened their position as Bentley’s largest market, delivering 2,022 cars to customers, a 16% increase on the same period in 2012.
The Mulsanne, Bentley’s flagship model, continued to prove popular in the Middle East, with a 53% delivery increase, with the market as a whole growing to 596 cars, rising by 26%. There was a similar story in Asia Pacific, where 315 cars were delivered to customers, a 38% increase.
In Asia the Bentley growth in Japan continued with a 9% increase in deliveries (142 cars). In China, with Flying Spur deliveries having commenced in the third quarter, 1,264 cars were delivered, representing a 17% decrease over last year.
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