Bentley designs two cars for China

Bentley has built two special editions of its Continental model to sell to motorists in China.

The huge Asian nation is now the third most important for the firm, Bentley said. Sales in China have increased by almost 10 times since it began selling cars there in 2002. The firm said it sold 421 Bentleys in China during 2009, and its sales are growing.

Bentley said it will open four showrooms in the country this year, to add to the nine already there.

The Continental GT Design Series China will be on display at next week's Auto China Motor Show in Beijing. Each edition has a three-tone interior and they are the first Bentleys to have orange and magenta as "accent colours". The new models are adapted versions of the Continental and the Flying Spur.

Geoff Dowding, who looks after Bentley's interests in Asia and the Middle East, said: "Bentley has a long and proud tradition of creating exclusive cars designed to meet the styling and driving tastes of our customers, wherever in the world they might be."

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