Ellen Forster

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Rolls-Royce smashes record selling over 4,000 cars in 2014

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sold a record number of cars last year, marking the fifth consecutive year of record sales.

The luxury car manufacturer, which is based in West Sussex, has broken the 4,000 mark for the first time in its 111-year history.

In 2014, the company sold 4,063 cars, up 12% on last year, with sales in the US increasing by almost a third.

The firm said it sold more cars worth more than €200,000 (£157,000) than any of its rivals, claiming that the demand for customisation remains high.

The company, which is owned by Germany’s BMW, said it had created 200 new permanent jobs over the past 18 months to meet the strong demand, and it currently employs more than 1,500 people.

In a statement, the company said: “A record number of customers spent personal one-on-one time with Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke design consultants commissioning their personalised vehicles,”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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