Demand for the new Bentley Continental GT is partly repsonsible for the figures increase, along with the brand's popularity in China, where sales have seen a 57% increase comapred to last year, a total of 680 cars.
Bentley has confirmed a twenty per cent increased in sales for the first half of 2011 compared to the same period for last year. A total of 2978 cars were delivered to customers during the first six months, the highest number since 2008.
Demand for the new Bentley Continental GT is partly responsible for the figures increase, along with the brand's popularity in China, where sales have seen a 57% increase compared to last year, a total of 680 cars.
Sales in Europe have increase to 494, and the Americas are up by 23%, with 907 cars sold. In the UK, 533 cars have been sold, which is a 6% increase.
Wolfgang Durheimer, Bentley's Chief Executive said: "Interest in our product range is increasing and with our largest markets achieving significant growth we are on track to meet our targets for the full year."
"It's an exciting time for Bentley as we continue to invest in new product development, the results of which will be seen for months to come. With more new model launches later this year we foresee this growth continuing into 2012 and beyond."
Alasdair Stewart, Bentley's Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing said: "Following last year's 11% increase in sales, our half-year figures show that Bentley sales are rebounding. Confidence is returning to many markets and we expect this growth to continue as customers around the world take delivery of the new Continental GT."Published 1 July 2011