Bentley steers to record year

LUXURY car maker Bentley Motors yesterday said that 2014 is on the way to becoming its most successful year.

The company, owned by Volkswagen since 1998, reported record sales for the first half of the year, with worldwide deliveries up 23 per cent on last year to 5,254.

Sales were up in China by 61 per cent, in the Middle East by 27 per cent and in Asia Pacific by 46 per cent. A strong performance in Germany helped boost sales in Europe by 11 per cent, Bentley said.