International sales put Bentley in the fast lane

BENTLEY, the iconic luxury car brand has reported strong financial results with a big surge in operating profits underpinned by a 29.9% leap in turnover.

Taking something of the gloss off the results though were reports that the hotly-anticipated Bentley SUV, may not be made at the factory in Crewe, Cheshire, but in Bratislava, in Slovakia.

The 94-year-old manufacturer, part of Germany's Volkswagen group refused to be drawn on the comments made by chief executive Wolfgang Schreiber to the Guardian.

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