Rolls-Royce sales increase by a third

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ROLLS-ROYCE Motor Cars is celebrating its sales increasing by a third in the first six months of this year compared with 2013.

Growth in sales across all regions was seen, with a particularly strong performance in Europe, up by over 60 per cent; Asia Pacific up by almost 40 per cent, and the Middle East up by over 30 per cent.

The United States and China also saw double-digit growth.

In Europe, strong performance was seen in Germany, with sales doubling.

The Goodwood company says a ‘significant’ number of orders have come in for its recently-announced Ghost Serves II model.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: ‘This is an excellent half-year result and demonstrates the continued confidence that our customers have in our company and our fine cars.

‘The new Rolls-Royce Wraith has been a stunning success in the super-luxury segment, setting new modern style and technology leadership benchmarks.

‘Wraith complements the pinnacle performance of the incomparable Rolls-Royce Phantom and the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, the latter first arriving in markets in autumn this year.’