Rolls-Royce global sales up by 64%

Rolls-Royce witnessed a major increase in the global sales of its cars in the first six months of 2011.

The luxury car firm's sales when compared with the first six months of 2010 have risen by 64%.

In the opening six months of this year the number of vehicles delivered reached 1,592.

Asia Pacific was the major contributor for the growth, with an increase of more than 170%, followed by the Middle East and the US, with each reporting a 40% rise.

Sales have surged by nearly 60% in Germany.

Torsten Muller-Otvos, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chief executive, has said: "This is an excellent half-year result and demonstrates the confidence that our customers have in our company and our products."

The half-year figures were the best since BMW took over the firm in 2003.

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