- Bentley Motors delivers 11,006 extraordinary automobiles in 2019
- Gross sales up 5 per cent – seventh consecutive 12 months above 10,000 gross sales
- Continental GT Convertible and V8 plus Bentayga Pace fashions key to gross sales improve
- Larger availability of fashionable Continental GT W12 and Bentayga V8 a major contributor to British marque’s development
- Continental GT primary promoting mannequin adopted by Bentayga which itself achieved a report gross sales 12 months
- Deliveries of the all-new Flying Spur start early 2020
Bentley Motors noticed its gross sales rise by 5 per cent in 2019 as a raft of thrilling new fashions helped entice a rising variety of prospects around the globe. With complete gross sales of 11,006 automobiles, this was the seventh consecutive 12 months that the luxurious British marque has offered over 10,000 items
Key to the corporate’s ongoing success was the introduction of a number of thrilling new fashions, mixed with larger world availability of different fashionable fashions, particularly the Continental GT W12 and Bentayga V8. Demand for the Continental GT was elevated by the introduction of a excessive efficiency V8 engine for each Coupe and Convertible variations. The pioneering, go-anywhere Bentayga was additionally in sturdy demand, setting a gross sales report, with new Pace and Design Sequence fashions including to the luxurious SUV’s enchantment. Three restricted version fashions have been additionally produced by Bentley’s bespoke division, Mulliner – all shortly offered out.
The world’s best Grand Tourer, the Bentley Continental GT was the marque’s best-selling mannequin in 2019, with gross sales up by 54 per cent in comparison with the earlier 12 months. Gross sales of the Bentayga elevated, too, by 18 per cent.
Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, mentioned: “2019 was a rare 12 months for Bentley for a lot of causes.
“Our gross sales efficiency reached over 11,000 buyer deliveries for the fourth time in our 100 12 months historical past, plus it represents the seventh consecutive 12 months above 10,000 retail gross sales. This end result was pushed by sturdy demand in all areas, the profitable launch of the Continental GT Convertible, plus the launch of 5 main derivatives and restricted version fashions throughout the 12 months.
“It’s exceptional that this achievement was largely with none gross sales of the Flying Spur which traditionally has contributed 20 per cent of our annual gross sales.
“This end result secures Bentley’s return to profitability, demonstrates the profitable implementation of our turnaround, and sends a transparent sign for the potential of Bentley for 2020 and into our subsequent century.”
Bentley ended the 12 months with 238 retailers in 68 markets, a report excessive.
As Bentley enters its second century, and following the current launch of the brand new Flying Spur, 2020 is ready to be one other thrilling 12 months for the model and prospects alike. Deliveries of the brand new Flying Spur, the final word luxurious four-door Grand Touring sedan, are set to start in early a part of the 12 months.
Bentley Motors is essentially the most wanted luxurious automotive model on this planet. The corporate’s headquarters in Crewe is dwelling to all of its operations together with design, R&D, engineering and manufacturing of the corporate’s 4 mannequin strains, Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne. The mixture of wonderful craftsmanship, utilizing expertise which have been handed down via generations, alongside engineering experience and cutting-edge expertise is exclusive to UK luxurious automotive manufacturers corresponding to Bentley. Additionally it is an instance of high-value British manufacturing at its finest. Bentley employs round 4,000 individuals at Crewe.