LONDON — Bentley commenced the yr with fifty% far more orders than the start off of last yr and created far more luxurious autos in January than the exact same time in 2020 as China boosted need even with problems from the pandemic, its manager advised Reuters on Wednesday.
The Volkswagen-owned model claimed it had not confronted main disruption from Britain’s exit from the European Union nor from a scarcity of semi-conductor chips, which has pressured some automakers to halt or reduce manufacturing.
Primarily based in Crewe, northern England, the more than century-old marque created a compact gain in 2020, when its manufacturing unit was pressured to shut as Britain entered its initially nationwide lockdown, and hopes to build on that this yr.
“The get lender at the beginning of this yr was fifty% larger than it was at the beginning of last yr,” Main Government Adrian Hallmark claimed in an interview.
“China, by far, is the most remarkable functionality in the planet in regard of stage of orders when compared with normal anticipations.”
The agency sold 11,206 autos in 2020.