Monday, January 24, 2011

Dow Jones: Aston Martin sales decelerate in UK down 9%

The most interesting part of this article is the difference in sales volume between AM and Bentley and Porsche:

But the luxury marque is being left in the dust by Bentley and Porsche, whose UK sales were up by almost one-third last year, according to figures from their UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Bentley registered a 31% sales rise to 993, and Porche sold 29% more cars at 6,784, although this was 29% below the 2006 peak of 9,522 cars.

The article continues...

Sales of Aston Martins – the preferred cars of investment bankers and hedge fund managers – continued to fall in the UK last year, despite a bounceback in sales of Bentleys and Porsches.

The favourite marque of fictional spy James Bond suffered a 9% fall in sales to 1,080 in the UK last year, its fourth consecutive annual fall and down by more than half from its 2006 peak of 2,292 cars.

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