LONDON -- Bentley made more profit in the first half than it did in the whole of 2021, which was a record-breaking year for the ultraluxury brand.
The Volkswagen Group brand posted profits of 398 million euros ($405 million) for the period from January to June, up from 178 million euros in the same period last year, and more than 2021’s full-year profit of 389 million euros, the brand said in a statement on Friday..
The brand’s profit margin was 23 percent as revenue per car increased to 213,000 euros, up from 186,000 euros in 2021, the company said.
Bentley’s first-half vehicle sales rose 3 percent year-on-year to 7,398. The best-selling model was the Bentayga SUV, which accounted for 40 percent of sales, followed by the Flying Spur sedan with 27 percent of sales.