Rolls-Royce reports record first-half sales on Europe demand

Rolls-Royce said its global vehicle sales rose 33 percent to a record 1,968 in the first six months, helped by strong demand in Europe.

June deliveries increased 25 percent to 390 cars, Rolls-Royce said in a statement

The BMW-owned ultraluxury brand said sales were up in all regions, with the strongest performance in Europe, where volume rose 60 percent.

Rolls-Royce is "on target for another record year in 2014," CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said in the statement.

Rolls-Royce has expanded its lineup beyond the Phantom sedan to include the smaller Ghost sedan launched in 2010 and Wraith coupe introduced in 2013. Mueller-Oetvoes has said the brand is also considering adding an SUV.

In 2013, the brand sold 3,630 vehicles.