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  1. May 19, 2014

    Bentley kick-starts recruitment drive

    Bentley will hire 141 workers at its factory in Crewe as the luxury carmaker increases production amid surge in British car...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Bentley to export engines as Osborne hails ‘makers’

    Bentley will begin exporting engines from the UK for the first time in its history, the car company said on Wednesday, in a...

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  1. February 7, 2014

    Power Dressing: Christophe Georges

    Christophe Georges, 47, is president and chief executive of Bentley Motors in the Americas. He has held the role since 2007,...

  2. February 5, 2014

    Aston Martin recalls 75% of the cars it has built since 2008

    Have you bought an Aston Martin in the last five years? Chances are you need to take it back to the showroom. The British...

  3. January 8, 2014

    Chinese crackdown on ostentation dents Bentley’s sales

    Bentley’s sales in China fell last year as the luxury carmaker felt the pain of a recent crackdown on exuberant spending and...

  4. January 8, 2014

    Least worst result wins the laurels in supermarket war

    Trench warfare as depicted in the bittersweet sitcom Blackadder contrasted the titanic effort involved with the limited...

  5. September 30, 2013

    McLaren to break even ahead of expansion

    British supercar manufacturer McLaren will break even this year ahead of an expansion drive into Asia and higher-volume...

  6. September 23, 2013

    Latin America: Designer labels on the rise

    Every week or so when Cozete Gomes visits the Cidade Jardim luxury shopping centre in São Paulo, the 40-year-old former...

  7. September 8, 2013

    McLaren starts its engines in China

    British supercar manufacturer McLaren opens its showroom doors in China on Monday as it races to catch up with global rivals...

  8. August 21, 2013

    UK manufacturers cheered by signs of economic growth

    UK manufacturers are at their most confident for 18 months, as small and medium sized businesses cheered by signs of...

  9. August 6, 2013

    UK car industry races ahead

    The UK car industry trade body raised its annual sales forecast after a 17th straight month of gains, as the country’s...

  10. July 23, 2013

    Bentley SUV gives £800m boost to car sector

    The UK’s luxury car industry received a boost on Tuesday as Bentley Motors announced it will invest £800m in its British...

  11. July 18, 2013

    Luxury UK car dealer HR Owen rejects Filipino takeover bid

    Britain’s largest luxury car dealer HR Owen has rejected an unsolicited takeover offer from Philippine investment group...

  12. June 6, 2013

    Queen’s seal of approval boosts the meek and mighty

    In the back streets of London’s Clerkenwell, a small print shop is preparing for a show fit for a queen. Barnard & Westwood...

  13. May 19, 2013

    Bentley misses out on incentives

    Bentley is one company that would profit from a revamp of the way government incentivises spending on research and...

  14. June 8, 2012

    VW shakes up management in growth drive

    Volkswagen this week sought to reposition itself for growth in a tougher world market with a top-to-bottom shake-up of...

  15. March 7, 2012

    Carmakers eye luxury SUV market

    Rarely has a car provoked and polarised opinion as much as Bentley’s new “concept” sport utility vehicle unveiled this week...

  16. February 17, 2012

    EU carbon targets threaten luxury carmakers

    Thinking of buying a Bentley? Best not think too long, because looming European Union carbon emission targets mean the...

  17. February 13, 2012

    UK car trade deficit is lowest for 36 years

    Britain’s trade deficit in cars is at its smallest since 1976 as the country’s automakers profit from buoyant overseas...

  18. January 9, 2012

    Bentley plans drive with SUVs

    Bentley aims to boost its sales by at least a third and make its profitability “bulletproof” by expanding into high-priced...

  19. January 9, 2012

    Cars: upmarket growth in top gear

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reported the best annual sales in its history, led by booming demand for its luxury limousines in...

  20. January 9, 2012

    VW sales hit record at more than 8m

    German carmakers were the toast of the Detroit auto show as Volkswagen announced it had achieved more than 8m vehicle sales...

  21. January 3, 2012

    Bentley enjoys best sales since 2007

    Bentley has reported its second-best annual sales after selling more cars in China than the UK for the first time in its...

  22. November 6, 2011

    R&D tax revamp urged for UK to boost jobs

    Carmakers and other big manufacturers are pressing the UK government to revamp tax incentives for research and development,...

  23. October 27, 2011

    Volkswagen sales surge across its brands

    Volkswagen’s bid to overtake Toyota as the world’s biggest carmaker gained traction after it posted nine-month earnings that...

  24. October 16, 2011

    Europe’s carmakers trim production plans

    Several carmakers are cutting back production or overtime work at their European plants because of weakening market demand –...

  25. September 16, 2011

    Power dressing: Wolfgang Dürheimer

    Wolfgang Dürheimer, 53, is chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors. Prior to joining Bentley in February, Dürheimer...

  26. August 30, 2011

    Slideshow: Bentley Continental GT

    Slideshow Read more about the Bentley in Rohit Jaggi’s motoring column for FT Wealth...

  27. August 26, 2011

    Fresh thinking at Bentley

    The new Bentley Continental GTC, to be unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt motor show, goes beyond the predictable...

  28. August 14, 2011

    Bentley’s new chief eyes high-end SUV market

    Bentley’s new boss wants the UK luxury car brand to expand into sport utility vehicles in a bid to double its sales by about...

  29. July 26, 2011

    Spend spend spend, but then save

    They might have disappeared from the spotlight following the economic downturn, but this year wealthy individuals are slowly...

  30. July 4, 2011

    Offer to shareholders gives VW majority stake in MAN

    Volkswagen has secured a majority stake in MAN after more shareholders than expected accepted its mandatory offer, paving...

  31. June 21, 2011

    Lotus wants £10m grant for new factory

    Lotus will next week apply for a government grant worth about £10m to build a new factory that would build three of its new...

  32. June 7, 2011

    VW / MAN: keep on truckin’

    Volkswagen’s lowball €14bn offer for the shares it does not own in truckmaker MAN is unlikely to be accepted by minorities....

  33. May 22, 2011

    Pensions ‘will offload £20bn liabilities’

    Corporate pension schemes will offload about £20bn worth of defined benefit liabilities to banks and insurers over the next...

  34. April 27, 2011

    Volkswagen sales accelerate to record high

    Volkswagen reported its highest quarterly sales figures, selling 2m vehicles in the three months to the end of March,...

  35. April 12, 2011

    North emerges as regional fund winner

    Deprived pockets of the north have emerged as the biggest winners in the battle for a slice of the regional growth fund, as...

  36. February 2, 2011

    Brand damage by association

    Taliban fighters with their favoured Toyota truck, which has been a frequent sight in coverage of guerrilla wars the world...

  37. January 20, 2011

    UK car production up 28% in 2010

    Britain’s production of cars and commercial vehicles surged by 28 per cent in 2010 to nearly 1.4m units and the industry...

  38. January 10, 2011

    Porsche and Bentley upbeat on 2011 sales

    Showstopper: the Porsche 918 RSR hybrid supercar is launched at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show The bosses...

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