Sales in Europe were up 23% to 607 units and up 48% in the Middle East, 53% in the Asia Pacific market and more than doubled in Japan. In Europe, home market UK took up the majority of the sales with 557 units, up 4.5 percent over last year.
Bentley said that sales of its flagship Mulsanne sedan were up 30 percent, partly driven by the sales of the new Diamond Jubilee Special Edition and Mulliner Driving Specification versions of the car. Deliveries of the updated Continental GT, which is now offered with both W12 and V8 engines, increased by 48.5 percent.
Separately, BMW announced that their sales for the first half of this year have been their best ever with total sales crossing the 900,500 mark. Rival brand, Mercedes, posted a new
sales record for the first half of the year as well, moving 652,924 vehicles (+6.9%).
This is a strange strange world, isn’t it?
The continental GT