Bentley sales in the UK have recovered to pre-recession levels with global sales by 37% to 7003 deliveries to customers. In December 2011, Bentley sold 1059 cars, which was the best sales month since the recession began and is the second highest ever sales record.
2021 cars were sold in the USA, 1839 were sold in China, 1187 cars sold on the European continent and 1031 vehicles were delivered in the UK.
Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Wolfgang Dürheimer, commented:
“We want that success to continue and, with a new Continental V8 set to attract new customers in 2012, have ambitious but realistic plans which reflect global economic conditions as much as our new product line up.”
The new Bentley Continental GT accounted for a third of the 2011 sales and has been featured in the latest James Bond book “Carte Blanche” by Jeffrey Deaver, published to celebrate the 103rd anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth.