Rolls Royce sales at 1,212 units in 2008
Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars says that it recorded tremendous results in India as its sales has gone up 20 percent during 2008 despite the global economic downturn.autos Updated: Jan 13, 2009 20:25 IST
Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on Tuesday said that it recorded tremendous results in India as its sales has gone up 20 percent during 2008 despite the global economic downturn.
Sales stood at 1,212 units during 2008 as compared to previous year of 1,010 units,a company release said.
Since the company's entry in the country in 2003,this is the fifth consecutive annual sales increase, a company release in Chennai said.
"This is a tremendous result and particularly gratifying considering the challenging economic environment manufacturers faced in the second half of 2008" the company's Chief Executive Officer Tom Purves said.
Though there was strong demand on the 'Phantom' range, the Phantom saloon and the extended wheelbase models accounted for more than half of the total sales, it said.
North America remained the single biggest market for Rolls Royce in 2008 accounting for 38 per cent of the total sales. However, sales in Northern Europe and Middle East also grew by 95 per cent and 48 per cent respectively.
The company is also slated for introduction of RR4 series due to be launched later this year,the release said.