Rolls-Royce, the British multinational engineering company that specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of a range of high-performance power systems, including jet engines and gas turbines, is also known for its luxury cars, which are considered some of the finest in the world.
On Monday, the company reported record sales over last year, with more than 6,000 cars sold and orders stretching into 2023 as well. The car’s average cost is about $534,000, but that does not seem to affect the sales, which were 8% up from 2021, that also a record. The majority of the vehicles, 35% went to the Americas, while China, its second-largest market, claimed 25% share of total sales.
“Our order book stretches far into 2023 for all models,” Müller-Ötvös, CEO at Rolls-Royce said. “We haven’t seen any slowdown in orders.” The company added that the pre-orders for its fully-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre, have exceeded the “most ambitious expectations”, and that deliveries are due to start end of the year.
The best-seller model in 2022 was Cullinan SUV, making up for almost half of the sales, followed by the Ghost model accounting for 30% of sales and Phantom with 10%. As for 2023 predictions, the CEO stated: “0ur business is built on extremely strong foundations, and we have secured advance orders stretching far into 2023. And while we are not immune to global challenges and economic headwinds, thanks to our balanced worldwide sales strategy we are cautiously optimistic that 2023 will be a strong year for Rolls-Royce.”
At the beginning of 2023, Rolls celebrated 20 years since it opened the facility at its in Goodwood, UK. The plant that serves as the headquarters, design, manufacturing and assembly centre, created 150 new jobs in 2022. “The unrivaled bespoke creativity and quality achieved by our team here in Goodwood means that on average, our clients are now happy to pay around half a million Euros for their unique motor car,” said Müller-Ötvös.