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UAE and KSA lead H1 luxury car sales in the GCC

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The GCC automotive market reports impressive performance in H1 2014, with luxury car sales increasing across the region.

Rolls-Royce sales in Bahrain surged by 57 per cent in H1 2014, when compared with the same period last year. This growth is due in part to the popularity of the Rolls-Royce Wraith, reads a statement from Euro Motors, its sole dealer in the kingdom.

Meanwhile, 15,797 BMWs were delivered to customers across the region during the same period, when compared with 5,689 Audis, which has only achieved an 11 per cent rise in sales so far. “The region’s premium automotive market is growing by approximately 15 per cent, so we are delighted to be above this figure and look forward to continuing our growth momentum throughout the rest of the year,” says Johannes Seibert, managing director at BMW Group Middle East.

Oman, the UAE and Jordan achieved growth rates of 57 per cent, 40 per cent and 39 per cent, respectively.

Bentley Motors Middle East has announced its most successful half-year to date, with an overall increase of 30 per cent for deliveries when compared with last year. “This is a particularly exciting time for Bentley Motors in this region. All of our key Middle East markets have grown during H1 2014, while our UAE and KSA dealers continue to hold the prestigious positions of number one and two Bentley dealers in the world, respectively,” states Neil Wilford, regional manager Middle East, India and Africa at Bentley Motors.

The Middle East, which is keen on luxury cars, is the perfect market for high-end automotive brands to prosper.



Originally published on Aficionado, a sister publication of 

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