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UK: Bentley sales and profit rise

By just-auto.com editorial team | 29 October 2007

Bentley sales rose 19.3% in the third quarter  while operating profit improved by EUR62m, year-on-year, to EUR107m.

Worldwide sales to the end of the third quarter were over 7,800 cars, up around 19% year on year. Growth was led by emerging markets such as China (up around 72%) plus growth in established markets such as the UK and Continental Europe (both up by around 30%) and the USA (up about 10%).

Bentley said demand remains strong with sales of the flagship Arnage and Azure range up 75% year-on-year, due to the success of the new Azure convertible.