The manufacturing milestone is much more outstanding when thought-about that the 200,000th automotive is the newest in 155,582 autos constructed at Crewe since 2003.
From 1919 to 2002, the corporate constructed 44,418 luxurious vehicles of which 38,933 have been made in Crewe.
Bentley Motors has celebrated the 200,000th luxurious automotive constructed within the firm’s 100-year-plus historical past. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese buyer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2, and various lengthy serving colleagues, because it rolled off the manufacturing line on the dwelling of Bentley in Crewe this week. This crowns a unprecedented 20-year interval through which the success pushed by modern-day fashions such because the Continental GT and Bentayga has really modified the face of Bentley Motors.
The manufacturing milestone is much more outstanding when thought-about that the 200,000th automotive is the newest in 155,582 autos constructed at Crewe since 2003 – the breakthrough 12 months the Continental GT was initially launched as the primary mannequin of the fashionable Bentley period. Today, Bentley is constructing 85 vehicles per day, the identical output in a single month 20 years in the past.
In comparability to Bentley’s fashionable period, within the 12 months of Bentley’s first existence, 1919, by means of to 2002, the corporate constructed 44,418 luxurious vehicles – 38,933 of them in Crewe. Among that whole have been many iconic fashions of their time, together with the Bentley Blower, the R-Type Continental, Mulsanne, Arnage and Azure. Incredibly, information present that 84 per cent of all vehicles constructed for the UK market are nonetheless on the highway at this time.
A significant funding programme on the Crewe manufacturing unit since 2003 has gone hand-in-hand with the success of the Bentley Continental GT, the definitive luxurious Grand Tourer. The 80,000th particular person, made-to-order instance was in-built January this 12 months.
Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, feedback, “This production of the 200,000th car is just the latest landmark on the extraordinary journey that Bentley has been travelling since its foundation in 1919. In 2003 the introduction of the Continental GT represented a transformative moment for the brand, and this Bentley alone, has represented 80,000 sales of our total 200,000, and created both a new segment, and a contemporary image foundation for the Bentley business.”
Looking to the long run, the formidable plans Bentley Motors has for automotive manufacturing have been outlined in November 2020, with its ground-breaking Beyond100 technique. The firm goals to be end-to-end carbon impartial by 2030, with the Crewe manufacturing unit local weather optimistic thereafter.
Bentley will transfer to full electrification – PHEV or BEV solely – by 2026, then change your complete mannequin vary to battery electrical autos by 2030. The industry-leading Beyond100 Strategy will rework each facet of the enterprise as Bentley accelerates into its second century of luxurious automotive manufacturing.