Bentley reports that sales in 2021 hit a record high for the second consecutive year

The Bentley PHEV Mulliner car will be exhibited at the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (also known as Auto Shanghai 2021) on April 23, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) in Shanghai, China.

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The 102-year-old automaker said on Thursday that Bentley Motors’ sales of luxury cars and SUVs hit a record high last year because most products in the mainstream auto industry are struggling with supply chain issues.

This VolkswagenThe company reported that it sold 14,659 cars last year, a 31% increase from the company’s previous sales record of 11,206 sedans and SUVs In 2020.

Bentley attributes its sales success to new models, including hybrids, and the company’s “Beyond 100” business plan This includes transforming the famous automaker into an all-electric vehicle by 2030.

Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark said in a press release: “2021 will be another unpredictable year, but I am very happy to confirm that we have overcome major headwinds and made breakthroughs in our sales performance.” “This is the second year that we have set a sales record for several consecutive years. This is a positive signal of our brand strength, operational excellence, strong global demand and affirmation of our strategic focus.”

Sales in the Americas increased by 39% and remained Bentley’s largest market in 2021, while sales in China increased by 40%. Sales in other markets such as Europe, Asia Pacific (excluding China) and the Middle East have also increased.

Bentley sells some of the most expensive and rare cars in the world. Its entry-level SUV Bentayga starts at more than US$180,000, while its exclusive “coach-manufactured” models, such as Mulliner Bacalar, are priced at US$2 million.

Bentley’s record sales occurred at a time when most of the global automotive industry was struggling with supply chain issues. Most notably, there is a continuing shortage of semiconductor chips.