• Sales increase by 60%
  • All models sold out until mid-year
  • Production at Goodwood ramped up to meet demand 

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars saw sales jump 60% worldwide in the first quarter, with sales in the Asia Pacific region and China particularly strong.

Sales in APAC were double the same period in 2009, with sales in mainland China more than trebling. Sales in the US, Europe and the Middle East also showed substantial growth, the luxury carmaker said.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said: "This is an excellent first quarter result and demonstrates the confidence that our customers have in our company and our products. The interest in our new model, Ghost, is growing and is bringing a significant number of new customers to the Rolls-Royce brand.

"Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to operate as the world's foremost ultra luxury car manufacturer."

The company said that production at its manufacturing plant in Goodwood and been ramped up to meet growing global demand and first quarter production was at "record levels."

The company added that all its models are currently sold out until mid-year.

Earlier this year, Torsten Mueller replaced Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Tom Purves who retired after 25 years with the BMW Group.

Muller started his new job at the end of March. He has been with BMW for more than 20 years, has held a number of management posts in the sales and marketing sivision and played a key role in brand and product management for the Mini launch between 2000 and 2003.

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