Bentley sales up 19% in 2013 on Flying Spur demand

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BERLIN (Bloomberg) -- Bentley Motors posted a 19 percent gain in 2013 deliveries on demand for the revamped Flying Spur.

Sales rose last year to a record 10,120 cars, the fourth straight annual increase, the Crewe, England-based automaker said in an e-mailed statement. Bentley sold 2,005  new Flying Spurs in the last four months of the year after it became available in all markets.

"We continue to win new customers and we are confident that 2014 will be another successful year," CEO Wolfgang Schreiber said in the statement.

The Volkswagen AG brand is boosting sales as part of the German company's broader goal to surpass General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. as the world's largest automaker by 2018. Bentley is developing its first sport-utility vehicle, which will go on sale in 2016, to expand beyond exclusive sedans and coupes.

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