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New Phantom drives sales to record levels for Rolls-Royce

Jan 10, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

ROLLS-ROYCE has shrugged off fears of a global economic slowdown with record-breaking sales.

Ultra-rich buyers snapped up 4,107 of the BMW-owned company's cars in 2018 - up more than a fifth on the previous year. It added 200 staff at its Goodwood factory last year to cope with the expected demand for the new Cullinan SUV, the first few models of which were delivered at the end of 2018.

The new hires take Rolls-Royce's staff levels past the 2,000 level for the first time. Torsten Mü...