Timing is everything. On the day Rolls-Royce revealed expansion plans for its Goodwood site in
The reason is exactly the same for both U.K.-based firms: the success of their current model ranges.
Speaking at the Tokyo Motor Show, Stuart McCullough, member of the Bentley board for sales and marketing, said: “In four years our volume has grown from 1000 to 10,000 cars. The current volume is closer to where we want it to be, but we may have to change the way we produce cars. At Crewe [Bentley’s
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that it will add a second assembly line in 2008. The two will run simultaneously, one producing the existing Phantom models and the other building the new model series. A second working shift will be introduced in 2009.
2007 Tokyo Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (10/14/2007)
Ready for wild and weird?
Bentley Goes on a Diet by TCC Team (9/23/2007)
How heavy should a luxury car be?
2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed Preview by Marty Padgett (9/10/2007)
Most powerful Bentley ever has 600 hp.
2008 Bentley Continental GT: What’s New by Marty Padgett (8/22/2007)
Bigger grille, lighter weight for ’08.