Ultraluxury

Ferrari stock faces soaring Testarossa prices for investor favor

6:19 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015

Ferrari's upcoming stock listing may struggle for investor attention with competitors in its own ranks. Buying one of the Italian supercars, like a Testarossa, has generated gains that are hard to beat....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Cadillac's product onslaught: Hurry up and wait

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2015

A glance at Cadillac's product-planning timeline shows that dealers and consumers will be waiting quite a while for much of the fresh sheet metal planned by the brand....
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Rolls-Royce's China sales drop on luxury crackdown

June 25, 2015 10:39 CET

Rolls-Royce sales are being hit by a "cool wind blowing in China," said the executive in charge of the ultraluxury brand, as the nation's wealthy pull back from ostentatious purchases amid a government crackdown on conspicuous consumption....
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Mercedes's $230,000 Maybach S class defies China's cooling luxury market

June 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Mercedes-Benz is selling almost as many Maybach cars in China each month as it used to sell worldwide in a year when it targeted the super-rich with a stand-alone model....
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Bentley's new design chief is ex-Audi styling boss Sielaff

June 4, 2015 14:57 CET

Bentley's design chief, Luc Donckerwolke, has decided to leave the carmaker. VW named Stefan Sielaff, head of its Potsdam design center in Germany and a former Audi design boss, as his successor....
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Bentley expands in hard-hit Russia with third dealership

June 2, 2015 16:30 CET

Bentley has added its third dealership in Moscow as the carmaker anticipates that wealthier Russians will shrug off an impending recession and buy its upcoming Bentayga SUV....
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Lamborghini may get tax breaks to build SUV in Italy

May 5, 2015 12:06 CET

Lamborghini is being offered incentives by Italy's government to make sure the automaker builds a production version of its Urus SUV concept in the country, sources said. Lamborghini sees the potential to sell 3,000 units a year of the Urus, more than doubling the brand's global volume....
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He's sold boxing champ Floyd Mayweather 39 cars … and counting

2:45 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2015

Obi Okeke has sold 39 cars to welterweight champ Mayweather, including a $3.2 million Ferarri Enzo and three Bugatti Veyrons that are worth $6.2 million combined. In a career spanning nearly 30 years, Okeke has sold cars to the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessica Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Tucker and more....
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4 of 5 Rolls purchasers customize

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2015

Rolls-Royce buyers want their cars to stand out. About 80 percent of Rolls-Royce cars sold in the U.S. are now custom ordered....
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Why every luxury automaker wants to make a million-dollar car

10:15 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2015

The past few years have seen an explosion of royals and tycoons around the globe who buy entire fleets of supercars -- fueling a race among small and large automakers to build land rockets that costs more than a million dollars.....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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