×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Bentley | luxury cars

Bentley Cruised to Record Year in 2021, With Luxury Cars in High Demand

Bentley
(Getty Images)

Thursday, 06 January 2022 07:45 AM

Luxury British carmaker Bentley cruised to a record year in 2021 as global sales jumped 31% amid strong demand for high-end vehicles, the Volkswagen AG unit said on Thursday.

Bentley said its sales rose to 14,659 units from 11,206 in 2020, which was also a record year despite shutdowns caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.

Premium and luxury car sales have been growing more broadly in key global markets like China and the United States, as pandemic travel restrictions have left wealthy consumers with more disposable income.

Sales Up 39% in the Americas, 40% in China

Bentley said sales last year rose 39% in the Americas and 40% in China, with those two markets between them accounting for nearly 60% of its total sales.

"2021 was yet another year of unpredictability, though I am delighted to be able to confirm that we overcame significant headwinds, and deliver a breakthrough in our sales performance," Bentley Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark said in a statement.

The Bentayga luxury SUV, which has a starting price of around 150,000 pounds ($203,000), remained Bentley's top-selling model, with sales boosted by a new hybrid option.

The luxury carmaker has committed to going fully electric by 2030.

($1 = 0.7388 pounds)

© 2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


StreetTalk
Luxury British carmaker Bentley cruised to a record year in 2021 as global sales jumped 31% amid strong demand for high-end vehicles, the Volkswagen AG unit said on Thursday.
Bentley, luxury cars
203
2022-45-06
Thursday, 06 January 2022 07:45 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
Get Newsmax Text Alerts
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
MONEYNEWS.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
MONEYNEWS.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved