We love Rolls-Royce and Bentley and we were really pleased to learn that they have set new records in 2013 with the growth of their brands and record car sales.
The sales of Bentley cars went up by a whopping 19 percent in 2013 and Rolls-Royce sales have increased by 1.5 percent year on year which have surpassed their record growth of 2007.
In 2013, Bentley sold 10,120 cars and Rolls-Royce sold 3,630.
For Rolls-Royce, the strongest growth was from the Middle East with their sales being up by 17 percent and in China, sales were also up by 11 percent. Incredible figures we are sure you will agree.
“We continue to win new customers and we are confident that 2014 will be another successful year,” Bentley Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Schreiber said in a statement.
Rolls-Royce intends to hire an additional 100 employees for it’s manufacturing plant in Goodwood, West Sussex, UK to join their current 1,300 strong workforce.
Both luxury car makers have decided to expand beyond luxury coupes and sedans and have started developing their first SUV’s (sports-utility vehicles).
“The luxury SUV sector is an interesting and stable segment, but we must consider whether it fits our brand,” said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Rolls-Royce by tradition isn’t sporty or utility; we must think what kind of character such a car would have and what it would look like.”
Here are the exclusive shots from the first Press Day at the Auto China in Bejing.
With its fifth model in the six-part “Les Légendes de Bugatti” (Bugatti Legends) Edition, Bugatti has revived the legendary Type 18 “Black Bess”, which went down in automotive history as one of the first ever street legal super sports cars. At the upcoming Auto China motor show in Beijing (from 21 to 29 April) the French luxury manufacturer will be presenting as a world premiere the modern interpretation of the Type 18, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse “Black Bess”.
As one of the fastest road vehicles in the world at the time, the Type 18 “Black Bess” is a direct forerunner of today’s world speed record-holding Bugatti Veyron.
Fuel consumption, l/100km: 37.2 in urban areas / 14.9 in extra urban areas / 23.1 combined; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 539; efficiency class: G
What do you think of this incredible machine?