Ultraluxury

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SUVs poised to boost sales in Europe's priciest niche

March 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Sales in Europe's most exclusive car segment are poised to top 10,000 units in 2015 and will continue to grow in 2016 and beyond because of the arrival of as many as five SUVs from ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Lamborghini....
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Record-breaking Rolls-Royce expects further gains from growing lineup

March 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Rolls-Royce set a new sales record in 2014 and looks likely to keep raising deliveries in the future following the announcement last month that it would develop an ultraluxury SUV. Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the brand's CEO, discussed this and other topics with Automotive News Europe....
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Bentley CEO expects big boost from brand's first SUV

March 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Bentley is on course to reach record sales targets as it beats ultraluxury rivals such as Maserati, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce to market with its first SUV, the Bentayga. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer shared his outlook for the UK-based carmaker with Automotive News Europe....
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Aston Martin SUV may deepen Daimler partnership

March 3, 2015 10:39 CET

Aston Martin announced plans for an SUV that may draw more heavily on its partnership with Daimler, as the UK supercar maker confirmed moves to raise more capital and expand into new vehicle categories....
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Bentley, Maserati, Lambo big winners in surging niche

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

Ultraluxury carmakers Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are experiencing unprecedented success. Strong demand for those brands -- as well as Ferrari and Aston Martin -- has forecasters predicting the niche will grow by nearly 40 percent between now and 2020....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success....
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Q&A

Bentley CEO expects boost from brand's first SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Bentley delivered a record 11,020 cars last year around the world and it is on course to top that mark as it beats ultraluxury rivals such as Maserati, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce to market with an SUV, the Bentayga. The Volkswagen Group subsidiary expects to increase annual sales to 20,000 by 2020 after previously targeting 15,000 deliveries by 2018....
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Q&A

Rolls chief confident of another record sales year

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Rolls-Royce set a record by delivering 4,063 cars worldwide in 2014, and CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, 54, expects to top that total this year. Now the BMW-owned British ultraluxury brand must decide whether to stretch its prized exclusivity even further with the addition of an SUV....
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Golden Age for ultraluxury brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2015

Strong demand for ultraluxury brands -- driven by new models, improved U.S. and European economic conditions and a rising number of superwealthy -- has led forecasters to predict that overall global sales in the segment will grow by nearly 40 percent in the next five years. The bullish prediction is good news for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Volkswagen Group and BMW Group....
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Bentley Bentayga spied during tests

Feb. 23, 2015 11:38 CET

Bentley's first SUV, the Bentayga, was photographed undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. The Bentayga will go on sale in 2016 and the UK ultraluxury brand expects the vehicle to help almost double its annual vehicle sales to 20,000 by 2020....
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Rolls-Royce confirms plans for SUV

Feb. 18, 2015 07:55 CET

Rolls-Royce will develop an ultraluxury SUV in a major diversification for the BMW-owned British brand known for its luxury sedans. The high-bodied car will be underpinned by an all-new aluminum architecture, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said....
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Bentley names industry veteran Winkler to head Americas unit

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

Bentley said it appointed Michael Winkler as president and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas, replacing Christophe Georges, who will become director of product and marketing for Bentley’s global organization....
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BEST PRACTICES

Luxury retailer is in for long haul

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Living a teenage boy's fantasy of driving exotic cars is part of Tom O'Keefe's job at Midwestern Auto Group, a 15-franchise group of mostly exotic and luxury dealerships in Dublin, Ohio, that offers valet service to its high-line customers....
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Mercedes-Maybach S600 priced at $190,275

2:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has priced its flagship Mercedes-Maybach S600 at $190,275, including shipping. The ultra-luxury car is based on the S-class sedan that starts at $167,825, including shipping....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: So what is a Bentayga?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we can add a new head-scratcher to the list: the Bentley Bentayga....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

BLOG: So what is a Bentayga?

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we can add a new head-scratcher to the list: the Bentley Bentayga....
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Bentley to call new SUV the Bentayga, attracts 4,000 preorders

3:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Bentley has announced the name of its first-ever SUV, to be revealed later this year. It will be called the Bentley Bentayga....
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Rolls-Royce will reach decision on adding SUV this year

Jan. 6, 2015 12:33 CET

Rolls-Royce will decide this year whether to follow rival Bentley into the ultraluxury SUV market as the brand seeks to expand further after global sales rose 12 percent last year....
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NEAL BOUDETTE

BLOG: Mercedes gives Maybach interior the silent treatment

11:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

One of the highlights of the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 superluxury sedan is something you're not supposed to notice: noise, or more precisely, the lack of it....
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Mercedes presents Maybach S class as luxury executive cocoon

Nov. 20, 2014 06:01 CET

Mercedes's new Maybach version of its flagship S class is challenging Bentley and Rolls-Royce for supremacy among customers who enjoy a chauffeured car's back seat....
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BEST PRACTICES

Luxury retailer is in for long haul

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Living a teenage boy's fantasy of driving exotic cars is part of Tom O'Keefe's job at Midwestern Auto Group, a 15-franchise group of mostly exotic and luxury dealerships in Dublin, Ohio, that offers valet service to its high-line customers....
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Rolls-Royce names BMW exec interior design chief

Oct. 24, 2014 06:01 CET

Daniel Starke is the new Rolls-Royce interior design head, a role he previously held at BMW's i electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle subbrand....
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Bentley appoints Austrian dealership veteran as Europe sales boss

Oct. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Bentley named Robert Engstler as its regional director for Europe. Austrian-born Engstler joins Bentley from the dealer group Porsche Holding Salzburg....
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Bentley joins ultra-luxury fast lane with Mulsanne Speed

10:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

Bentley is moving into the fast lane of ultra-luxury cars with a new version of its flagship saloon, aiming to grab a bigger slice of a market expected to double in size by 2018. The 95-year-old brand is launching the Mulsanne Speed under the strapline "the world's fastest ultra-luxury driving experience."...
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Bentley adds models in Korea on rising ultraluxury demand

Sept. 18, 2014 12:25 CET

Bentley is adding new models in South Korea as the brand sees increased competition for ultraluxury cars in the market. The automaker says its dealership in Seoul has seen a 133 percent jump in deliveries so far this year....
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