First SUV and sales ok. These are the 2013 Bentley news highlights
2013 has been a year of key landmarks and achievements for Bentley. The British carmaker, controlled by the Volkswagen Group, has confirmed it will build the world’s fastest and most luxurious SUV at its Crewe headquarters, creating a further 1,000 jobs at Bentley, and its suppliers, as well as taking Bentley drivers ‘off-road’ for the first time in the marque’s history.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron joined Bentley colleagues to celebrate the start of an £800 million investment programme.
Other highlights of 2013 were the introduction on the market of Flying Spur sedan, the Continental 4.0 GT V8 S, and the Continental GT Speed Convertible, the world’s fastest four-seat production convertible. Not to mention that the Continental GT3 race car spearheaded the company’s return to top-level international motorsport.
Finally, Bentley will close the annual budget with excellent global sales after closing the first nine months delivering a total of 6,516 cars against 5,969 in 2012. In addition Bentley’s international representation was strengthened with the opening of 23 new dealerships.