LONDON — Bentley’s car gross sales rose 2 p.c to 11,206 in 2020 regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic inflicting the corporate’s manufacturing unit to shut throughout the first lockdown in England.
The end result was was the best gross sales efficiency within the firm’s 101-year historical past, Bentley mentioned.
Demand for Bentley’s fashions in China soared by practically 50 p.c, the corporate mentioned in a statement on Tuesday.
Bentley’s plant in northern England didn’t produce autos for seven weeks as restrictions have been imposed in March after which ran at half regular output within the subsequent 9 weeks, however new fashions helped to drive up demand general, the carmaker mentioned.
Gross sales in China elevated by 48 p.c to 2,880 autos due to the recognition of the brand new Flying Spur, and rose by four p.c to three,035 items within the Americas, offsetting an 18 p.c drop to 2,193 in Europe.
“As we glance to the 12 months forward we stay cautiously optimistic as a lot stays unsure,” mentioned CEO Adrian Hallmark.
Automotive Information Europe contributed to this report