Bentley Has Built Its 200,000th Model, Took 102 Years To Do It

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Bentley Has Built Its 200,000th Model, Took 102 Years To Do It

It was a Bentley Bentayga hybrid.

Bentley began minting luxury cars just after World War 1 in 1919, and 102 years later, it’s reached an impressive milestone – building its 200,000th model. It feels significant for the bespoke carmaker, yet insignificant in an industry where millions of new cars are sold every year. The disparity highlights Bentley’s specialness, though more people than ever are getting the opportunity to buy one.

Bentley revealed that 75 percent of its entire production run was built in the last 18 years. Up until 2003, the company had only built about 44,000 models, but that changed that year. Since then, the company has built an astounding 155,582 vehicles. Number 200k is a Bentley Bentayga Hybrid destined for a Chinese customer. Bentley pinpoints 2003 as a turning point for the company, which is the same year it introduced the Continental GT, one of the brand’s best-selling vehicles. It accounts for 80,000 of the brand’s production number. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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