Rolls-Royce have exceeded annual car sales of more than 6,000 for the first time in their 118-year history and have achieved “particularly strong year-on-year growth” during 2022 in Europe, the US, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
In China and Hong Kong the luxury car maker announced a “single-digit” drop amid “ongoing headwinds,” but Rolls-Royce was “successfully counterbalanced by increased sales in other markets.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos said, “Not only did we reveal Rolls-Royce Spectre, our marque’s first ever fully-electric series model to the world, it was also the first year we ever delivered more than 6,000 cars in a single 12-month period, with strong demand across our entire product portfolio.
“But as a true house of luxury, sales are not our sole measure of success: we are not and never will be a volume manufacturer.
“Bespoke is Rolls-Royce, and commissions were also at record levels last year, with our clients’ requests becoming ever more imaginative and technically demanding – a challenge we enthusiastically embrace.”
He added, “This success has not been achieved overnight.
“In 2023, we mark the 20th anniversary of the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, during which time we’ve transformed our business through a long-term strategy based on continuous and sustainable growth, careful management and planning, an unwavering focus on profit and a respectful but forward-thinking reinvention of the Rolls-Royce brand.”