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Report Bentley income increase Volkswagen Group’s premium division

An 82% development in revenue for British luxurious carmaker Bentley helped to spice up the Volkswagen Group’s premium automobile division – together with Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati – to file 2022 monetary outcomes.

Bentley’s working revenue swelled by €319 million (£280m) final 12 months as financial instability did little to dampen demand for a line-up which incorporates the Bentayga, Continental GT and Flying Spur, with gross sales rose by 4% to a file 15,174 models.

General, revenues jumped 19% year-on-year to €3.38bn (£2.97bn) on the Crewe-based OEM

Bentayga gross sales accounted for 42% of whole gross sales, but it surely was demand for increased specification derivatives, increased possibility uptake and the sale of Restricted Editions and coach-built collectibles that helped ship a 20.9% return on gross sales throughout the 12 months, Bentley stated.

Chairman and chief govt Adrian Hallmark stated: “For the reason that low level of 2018, the entire workforce at Crewe has been working intensively to restructure the enterprise mannequin, in parallel with launching successive section main new fashions and options. Final 12 months marked a milestone on this journey.

“An virtually €1 billion revenue turnaround has been achieved since 2018 regardless of an unprecedented interval of disruptions and crises together with Brexit, COVID, semiconductor provide, Ukraine and UK financial instability.”

Bentley's Crewe vehicle production lineBentley stated in its outcomes assertion that its profitability would supply “self-funding foundation” for its upcoming Beyond100 technique.

Beyond100 will see a €3 billion funding in its Crewe manufacturing facility forward of the launch of 5 new electrical autos (EV) from 2026. 

Bentley’s UK automobile retail community will profit from the addition of two new dealerships in 2023.

HR Owen’s multi-brand supercar facility at Hatfield opens this month and Rybrook is within the strategy of constructing a Bentley and Porsche showrooms in Excessive Wycombe.

Profitability in Volkswagen’s different premium manufacturers is about to drive ahead initiatives elsewhere within the German OEM’s portfolio.

As a mixed enterprise unit, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and Ducati delivered file income of €7.6bn (£6.85bn) final 12 months on revenues of €61.8bn (£54.3bn).

This got here regardless of a discount in automobile gross sales from 1.68m to 1.63m in 2022.

Ducati’s volumes rose from 59,447 to 61,562 bikes within the interval.

A method designed to extra carefully align the Audi and Ducati manufacturers will now get underway, with round 100 dual-brand dealerships set to be opened throughout the globe.

The shift is a primary for the VW Group and mirrors a joint franchise method typically adopted by BMW – with its BMW Motorrad motorbike model – and Honda.

No particulars have been shared in regards to the deliberate quantity of joint Audi/Ducati shops destined for the UK, nonetheless.

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