Growing number of Chinese drivers helps to drive Rolls to a record year
China Daily/Asia News NetworkRolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd., the luxury British car producer, made around 30 percent of its total sales last year in the Chinese mainland, its second-largest market in 2012.
January 16, 2013, 12:14 am TWN
Without publishing exact figures for individual markets, Chief Executive Officer Torsten Muller-Otvos told China Daily that the exclusive brand sold a total 3,575 cars in 2012 worldwide, in its third consecutive year of record sales.
The U.S. remained its biggest market, with China now a very close second, he said.
“The growth in the first half was slower due to the challenging local economic climate, but we have seen a remarkable pickup since the second half as the economy recovered,” said Muller-Otvos.
In 2011, its sales figures for China overtook those in the United States, to be the brand's largest market.