Although the world hurtled toward double-dip recession last year, luxury vehicles saw strong demand.
Bentley has reported a record sales increase of 37 per cent and Rolls-Royce is also expected to post record sales with half-year sales already up 64 per cent.
Both credit strong sales in China for their results and Rolls-Royce is expecting to continue its growth despite the Euro crisis by entering the South American market this year and expanding its Goodwood factory and bespoke service.
In Australian, luxury car sales have dropped up to 10 per cent and luxury sports cars are down almost a quarter, but luxury SUV sales have rocketed by a fifth, compared with the total market drop of about 2-3 per cent.
The biggest winners in this category are Range Rover and Porsche Cayenne with sales up by as much as a third.
Official industry sales figures will be released tomorrow, (THURSDAY) however luxury and exotic marques such as Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Land Rover, Lotus, Porsche and Volvo are expected to post sales growth higher than the industry average.