Bentley has announced 2012 was a record year of sales for its Middle East region, reporting a 44 per cent rise against 2011’s figures.
The automotive manufacturer sold 815 cars last year with the new Bentley Continental GT V8 accounting for 20 per cent of the company’s results.
The Continental GT and GTC W12 continued as the brand’s most popular models in the region, contributing 27 per cent of total sales while 130 models of the Mulsanne were sold across the region.
Chris Buxton, regional director in the Middle East, said: “This has been a remarkable year for Bentley in the Middle East, with showrooms opening in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia testament to our rapid expansion in the region.
“We also opened the world’s biggest Bentley workshop in Dubai, which is able to service 140 Bentleys simultaneously. We are now looking forward to 2013 and the introduction of exciting new products to the Middle East market”.
Bentley’s global sales growth rose 22 per cent with 8,510 cars sold last year.
The company increased its global sales network by 10 per cent and saw an increasead number of delivers in all of its international regions.
Click here to see a slideshow of Middle East car sales in 2012.