British luxury carmaker, Rolls-Royce, has delivered the highest-ever first quarter sales results in 2021, reporting a 62 per cent increase over the same period in 2020.
This was disclosed in a Tuesday statement signed by the General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications of Coscharis Group, the exclusive franchise owner for Rolls-Royce vehicles sales and services in Nigeria, Abiona Babarinde.
According to Babarinde, this was the highest sales growth in the marque’s 116-year history.
Between January 1 and March 31, the company delivered 1,380 motor cars to customers, up 62 per cent from 2020 and surpassed the previous first quarter record set in 2019.
He also noted that the growth was seen in all markets, with the strongest in China, United States and Asia Pacific.
The statement said there was high demand for all Rolls-Royce models, particularly the new Ghost launched in 2020, and the superluxury SUV, Cullinan, with order books extending well into the second half of 2021.
Bespoke commissions also remained at record levels seen in 2020, with a number of individual examples already delivered this year, including the Koa Phantom and Iridescent Opulence Phantom.
Reflecting on the results, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, expressed optimism for the remainder of 2021.
“With robust order books across our product range, particularly for the new Ghost and Cullinan, sales growing in key markets and Bespoke commissions running at record levels, our business is in excellent shape.
We have every reason to be optimistic for the remainder of 2021,” he said.
Müller-Ötvös appreciated the Rolls-Royce team across the globe for their contributions to delivering the remarkable results.