|The Bentayga SUV|
Production was up 12% in 2018 and a massive 58% in 2019. After a few challenging years, Bentley is on the way back to healthy profitability. The Mulsanne had its last full year of production, as it will be replaced by a new Flying Spur which is moving up market to fill the space. A suitable result for the marque's 100th anniversary year.
The SUV is taking over from the car as the preferred mode of transport, even for prestigious marques. The Bentayga took 51% of production volume in 2018 but was overtaken by a rampant Continental model in 2019, despite registering a 28% rise in output. It was the victim of a new Conti model that soared like an eagle taken up by a thermal updraft.
|The Flying Spur|
Regional Sales. The figures below are very different from above, with 2018 production numbers well down on sales. I assume it was to realign supply until the new Continental came on stream. Sales were 11,600 and deliveries - as shown below - 11.000.
Data source: VW.
|The Continental GT|