Rolls-Royce: production and sales records in 2021. And the chip crisis?

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As James May of The Grand Tour would say “Good news!” for Rolls-Royce. The luxury automotive brand (already working on its 100% electric) records a increase in sales of 49% in 2021 despite the global coronavirus pandemic.

In an online presentation, Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten M & uuml; ller- & Ouml; tv & ouml; s , said the automaker has sold 5,586 vehicles to customers, making a good sales record in its 117-year history.

& quot; In the luxury industry, we haven't focused on finding new customers. The question was already there; high and we have only focused on giving them us & ograve; they were asking & quot ;, said M & uuml; ller- & Ouml; tv & ouml; s .

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The countries where Rolls has sold the most machines were China and the United States perhaps, yes & egrave; hypothesized, since & eacute; travel restrictions due to the pandemic have left consumers more and more; wealthy with some extra grain; in the pockets, available to buy a luxury car to put in the garage.

& quot; COVID has forced many people not to travel and for this reason there & # 39; & egrave; quite a lot of accumulated wealth and which is spent on luxury goods, '' M & uuml; ller- & Ouml; tv & ouml; s told Reuters. & quot; We profited from this situation by offering customers our cars & quot ;.

M & uuml; ller- & Ouml; tv & ouml; s also stated that the car manufacturer's plant at Goodwood, England, was operating at maximum capacity possible and that, even now, there are orders and reservations until the third quarter of 2022.


& quot; If you order a Rolls-Royce today, you must wait for it to be agreeable ; delivered in about a year, & quot ;, said the CEO.

Happy as an Easter & egrave; also Bentley , a luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group which also declared last week that it had a record year in 2021 since & eacute; global sales increased 31%.

And the famous chips? M & uuml; ller- & Ouml; tv & ouml; s pointed out that there & # 39; & egrave; There was a problem with supplies thanks to the immediate help of BMW which preferred to turn its stocks towards the sale of cars with a safe and high profit. Mid-range and high-end vehicles will wait a long time before being produced….

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