Bentley Motors said sales in 2022 rose 4% to 15,174, the first time the VW Group luxury brand had passed 15,000.

New model introductions, increasing demand for personalised cars and new hybrid models were cited for the rise.

The Bentayga SUV was the top selling model, accounting for 42% of volume.

Continental GTs were also popular as was the Flying Spur.

The Americas remained the biggest market.