Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sales in the Middle East increased by more than 40 per cent in 2007 compared to 2006.
The UAE remains the strongest market in the region with an increase of about 70 per cent, while the dealerships in Abu Dhabi and Dubai align with cities such as Beverly Hills, London and Tokyo as the top five best sellers in the world.
Peter Schoppmann, Regional Director Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for the Middle East, said: “This region has been crucially important for Rolls-Royce for many decades.
The 2007 results emphasise its significance for our global business development with two dealerships now among the top five dealerships in the world and strong growth right across the other GCC markets.
“This growth was based on an increase demand for Phantom four-door models as well as the additional momentum of the new Drophead Coupé launch.”
Rolls-Royce now has three models in its product range, with the new Drophead Coupé joining the four-door Phantom and Phantom Extended Wheelbase. The company has recently celebrated a new worldwide record result with sales of 1,010 cars – an increase of 25 per cent. The Phantom remains the best-selling super luxury car in the world.
Later this year, a new two-door coupé will join the Phantom line-up and looking further ahead a new Rolls-Royce model series will be launched in 2010.
The Phantom was launched in January 2003 at Goodwood, England, the home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It marries the traditional handcrafted skills with the latest engineering.
Rolls-Royce cars were retailed to more than 50 countries in 2007, the highest number for 17 years. It was also the fourth successive year of growth for the firm.
Rolls-Royce sales rise by 70 per cent in the UAE