For first time in its 117-year history, luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce saw record sales in 2021

WION Web Team
London, United Kingdom Updated: Jan 11, 2022, 05:27 PM(IST)

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos says 2021 was a phenomenal year for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (file photo). Photograph:( AFP )

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Britain's Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that it witnessed record annual sales in 2021. The whole sector on a broader scale experienced a slump due to semiconductor shortage. Sales surged almost 50 per cent to 5,586 cars for the company. It set records in most regions, which include the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Greater China, etc

At a time when numerous companies faced supply chain issues or registered losses due to various factors triggered by the pandemic, it seems some firms have done exceptionally well beyond expectation.  

One of such companies is Britain's Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. On Monday, the firm announced that it witnessed record annual sales in 2021.  

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The whole sector on a broader scale experienced a slump due to semiconductor shortage.  

Sales surged almost 50 per cent to 5,586 cars for the company. It set records in most regions, which include the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Greater China, and other countries around the world, said German-owned luxury carmaker.  

The demand seems to have been powered by its new "Ghost" coupe and 2.6-tonne, 350,000-euro Cullinan SUV.  

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In a statement, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Torsten Muller-Otvos said, "2021 was a phenomenal year for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. We delivered more cars than at any time in the marque's 117-year history with unprecedented demand for all products in every global market.”  

Meanwhile, it is also preparing to launch Spectre, which will be its first all-electric car.  

The brand’s cars are considered as a luxury status symbol by the whole world.  

(With inputs from agencies) 

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