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Cars ‘Controversial’ SUV helps Rolls-Royce sales surge 25 percent

15:15  08 january  2020
15:15  08 january  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Rolls - Royce said it recorded a 25 percent jump in sales in 2019, underpinned by solid demand for its first-ever SUV , the Cullinan, just a year after the vehicle 's launch. The automaker said it sold a record 5,152 cars in 2019, compared with 4,107 units in the prior year.

Luxury carmaker Rolls - Royce on January 7 said it recorded a 25 percent jump in sales in 2019, underpinned by solid demand for its first-ever SUV , Cullinan, just a year after its launch. The 116-year-old British company said it sold a record 5,152 cars in 2019, compared with 4,107 units in the prior year.

a man riding on the back of a car: Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars © Provided by Motoring Research Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV hasn’t found favour with everyone, but it’s hitting the mark where it matters – amongst Rolls-Royce customers.

The introduction of the Cullinan has lifted 2019 Rolls-Royce sales by 25 percent over 2018, to the highest in its 116-year history.

Rolls-Royce sold 5,152 new cars last year. Which isn’t bad when you think even the cheapest costs upwards of £235,000.

The Cullinan costs from £256,000 and pretty much every customer adds extras on top of that, pushing the transaction price even higher.

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"Worldwide demand last year for our Cullinan SUV has driven this success and is expected to stabilise in 2020," Chief Executive Officer Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said in a statement. The Cullinan was unveiled in 2018. North America continued to be the biggest contributor with about a third.

(Reuters) - Luxury carmaker Rolls - Royce (LON:RR) said on Tuesday it recorded a 25 % jump in sales in 2019, underpinned by solid demand for its first-ever SUV , Cullinan North America continued to be the biggest contributor with about a third of Rolls - Royce 's total sales , followed by China and Europe.

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“This performance is of an altogether different magnitude to any previous year’s sales success,” said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos.

However, he admits he doesn’t actually want sales to rise much higher. “We are conscious of our key promise to our customers, to keep our brand rare and exclusive.”

Demand, he said, “is expected to stabilise in 2020”.

Rolls-Royce top countries

a car parked in a parking lot: Rolls-Royce Phantom © Provided by Motoring Research Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce sells its cars in 50 markets worldwide, from 135 global retailers.

North America is the biggest market for Rolls-Royce, taking one in three cars built. China is next, followed by Europe.

Record sales were also achieved in Russia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Qatar and South Korea.

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"Worldwide demand last year for our Cullinan SUV has driven this success and is expected to stabilize in 2020," Chief Executive Officer Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said in a statement. The Cullinan was unveiled in 2018. North America continued to be the biggest contributor with about a third.

“This performance is of an altogether different magnitude," Rolls - Royce CEO said.

New retailers opened in Brisbane and Shangnai – and, in 2020, a new Rolls-Royce flagship dealership in Berkeley Street, London, is due to open.

It is more than twice the size of Rolls-Royce’s previous London dealer.

While all focus was on the Cullinan in 2019, production of another Rolls-Royce, the Ghost, actually stopped.

Don’t worry though, adds the firm. The best-selling Rolls-Royce in the history of the marque, launched back in 2009, will be coming back. The new Ghost is due in mid-2020, ahead of sales beginning in the winter.

In the meantime, let’s see how long it takes for the Cullinan to become the ‘new’ best-selling Rolls-Royce…

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