Bentley Motors achieves record sales in 2022, up 4% on year

Luxury UK automaker Bentley Motors sold a record 15,174 vehicles in 2022, up 4% year on year and the first time it had exceeded the 15,000 level in a year, it said Jan. 10.

Bentley attributed the rise to new models, increased demand for Mulliner personalization and its new hybridized models.

“In what was another year of unpredictability, the business overcame significant headwinds and demonstrated great resilience to deliver the third consecutive record sales year,” Chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark said.

The company aims to achieve full electrification and net carbon neutrality by 2030.

The Americas was Bentley’s biggest selling global market at 4,221 units, representing 28% of the automaker’s total sales, although only 1% higher year on year.

Sales to China dropped 9% on the year to 3,655 units, making up 24% of total sales. Asia-Pacific sales made up 13% of total sales at 2,031 units, up 23% year on year.

European sales rose 11% to 2,809 units, 19% of the total share, while UK sales increased 12% to 1,490 vehicles, a 10% share.

Middle East, Africa and India sales accounted for 6% of total sales at 968 units, rising 6% year on year.

Platts, part of S&P Global Commodity Insights, assessed domestic HRC prices in Northern Europe at Eur720/mt ex-works Ruhr Jan. 9, down 21.9% since the start of 2022.

— Jacqueline Holman