Rolls-Royce enjoys record half-year sales


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is boasting a stellar performance over the first half of 2014 with a sales increase of 33 per cent worldwide compared with the same period in 2013.

Growth was seen in all regions, with a particularly strong performance in Europe, which finished up the first half of 2014 up over 60 per cent. Asia Pacific was up by almost 40 per cent and the Middle East up by over 30 per cent.

Driving the volume has been strong customer demand for Wraith introduced late last year along with significant orders for the recently announced Ghost Series II.

Company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the results demonstrate the continued confidence customers have in the company and its products.

“The new Rolls-Royce Wraith has been a stunning success in the super-luxury segment, setting new modern style and technology leadership benchmarks,” he said. “Wraith complements the pinnacle performance of the incomparable Rolls-Royce Phantom and the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, the latter first arriving in markets in autumn this year.”

Today’s announcement follows word yesterday that the dealer network in Canada for the automaker was growing by one.

As first reported by Canadian AutoWorld over a month ago, Rolls-Royce confirmed it would open a new retail space in downtown Calgary. The store, located at 110 9th Avenue SW, will be owned by Remo Ferri and provides a great compliment to his other brands. Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles currently retails Fiat, BMW, Maserati, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, among others.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Calgary is expected to open this fall.

There are currently 39 Rolls-Royce showrooms in North America. This will mark the fourth in Canada. Another new dealership is expected to open in South Carolina in June.