Bentley is off to a flyer with 50% more orders in 2021
Bentley is off to a great start in 2021, having recorded 50% more orders in January this year than it did in the same period in 2020. The Bentayga is selling well across the board and the English manufacturer has recently delivered its 50,000th Continental.
There are several reasons why Bentley was not affected by the ongoing crisis in the same way that other manufacturers were. Adrian Hallmark, CEO and Chairman, recently revealed that the global shortage of semiconductors has not disrupted production for the Bentley and he also said that "China, by far, is the most outstanding performance in the world in respect of level of orders compared with normal expectations". Demand in the country rose by 48%, with the all-new Flying Spur leading the way.
The British manufacturer delivered 11,206 vehicles in 2020, 2% more than in 2019, and that's an incredible result especially when you remember that the factory in Crewe was shut down for seven weeks in March and it could only run at reduced capacity for the subsequent nine weeks.