Sales surge for JLR and Bentley

Marion Dakers
BENTLEY has enjoyed soaring sales in America and Europe this year, but its market in China has suffered a 17 per cent dip in deliveries as buyers awaited the new Flying Spur model.

The Volkswagen-owned luxury car group sold 6,516 cars worldwide in the first nine months of 2013, up 9.2 per cent on last year.

And Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) broke its September sales record, the upmarket car group said yesterday, after growing sales 17 per cent to ship 43,181 vehicles worldwide.