Revenue decreased slightly in 2023, posting €1.68 billion against a 2022 figure of €1.71 billion, with significant interest in Mulliner personalisation, derivatives and optional uptake continuing. Return on sales remained as 23.2% for the first six months of 2023.

Commenting on the results, Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, said:           
“The positive results for the first six months are largely a reflection of a consistent order bank amassed over the previous months and years and although our current order run rate is good, it is slightly down on the highs we reached in some of our key markets last year.

“We expect challenging conditions in the second half of the year and so will monitor our supply and stock levels accordingly to ensure our quality of sales is maintained, and adjusted, if we so need as the year continues.”

From the half-year deliveries of 7,096 cars, the best-selling Bentayga luxury SUV claimed 44% of total sales, with the latest Flying Spur sedan accounting for 24%, and the Continental GT and GTC Grand Tourers recording 32%.

Global sales were down 4% on the same period in 2022, with the Americas remaining the company’s strongest market, followed by China and Europe.