BENTLEY has announced 2013 as a record breaking year for the Crewe luxury car maker, with a 19 per cent increases in global deliveries.

10,120 cars were delivered by the Pyms Lane manufacturer – the highest in the company’s 95-year history.

Bentley chairman and chief executive, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, said: “2013 marks our fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth, establishing ourselves as the most sought after luxury car brand in the world.

“We continue to win new customers and we are confident that 2014 will be another successful year for Bentley. People all over the world love the unique combination of luxury and performance of our cars.”

Bentley’s number one market throughout 2013 was the Americas region, finishing the year delivering 28 per cent (3,140 cars) more cars than 2012 (2,457 cars), and 31 per cent of the total deliveries.

China remained the second biggest market, but saw a drop in cars delivered, from 2,253 in 2012 to 2,191 cars last year.

In Europe, deliveries were up by 11 per cent (1,480 cars), while the UK saw a 25 per cent increase on 2012 with 1.381 cars, meaning 86 per cent of Bentley’s vehicles were shipped abroad last year.