Bentayga Hybrid is 200,000th Bentley produced

Bentley 200,000 milestone

A blue Bentley Bentayga Hybrid becomes the 200,000th car to leave the brand's factory in Crewe, United Kingdom, since the brand's birth in 1919.

Bentley credited this achievement to the ongoing success of the best-selling Continental GT and Bentayga.

The manufacturing figure became a milestone as the 200,000th car is the latest in 155,582 vehicles built in Crewe since 2003.

That year, the original Continental GT was launched as "the first model of the modern Bentley era." Today, Bentley is building some 85 cars per day, the same output in one month two decades ago.

“This production of the 200,000th car is just the latest landmark on the extraordinary journey that Bentley has been traveling since its foundation in 1919," Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark said.

"In 2003, the introduction of the Continental GT represented a transformative moment for the brand, and this Bentley alone has represented 80,000 sales of our total 200,000, and created both a new segment, and a contemporary image foundation for the Bentley business," Hallmark added.

“The pace of progress has accelerated significantly since 2003 and we are now entering the next period of transformation as we pursue our Beyond100 strategy, with the aim of positioning Bentley as the global leader in sustainable luxury mobility.”

Bentley 200,000 milestone

The Bentayga Hybrid is a fitting vehicle to celebrate the achievement, Bentley added, because it signals the brand's shift to electric power.

In the Beyond100 strategy, the company aims minimize carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, with the Crewe factory climate positive thereafter.

Also part of the strategy is Bentley's range, which will then be comprised of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2026, before switching to all BEVs by 2030.

The luxury brand claimed that "the industry-leading Beyond100 Strategy will transform every aspect of the business as Bentley accelerates into its second century of luxury car production."

Before the 200,000th car went to its intended owner in China, it first met with its oldest stablemate the EXP 2. It met with Bentley's long-serving colleagues, too, with one who started working in Crewe in 1977.

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