McLaren races ahead in 2014

Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Jonny Williamson

With more than 1,600 vehicles delivered, McLaren Automotive has ended 2014 with record sales as it has done every year since the company began production of luxury supercars in 2010.

Production line of the McLaren P1.
Production line of the McLaren P1.

A total of 1,648 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 21% over 2013 which was the company’s first year of profitability. In addition another 14 new retail locations were added bringing McLaren’s total global sales network to 68 sites.

Following the international reveal and simultaneously launch of the 650S in Coupé and Spider form at the Geneva Motor Show, strong demand for McLaren’s core model range saw sales reach 1,400 units including some examples of the outgoing 12C.

Almost 250 examples of the 916PS petrol-electric McLaren P1 were delivered to customers – around two thirds of the car’s total 375 unit production run.

McLaren’s network of retailers grew to cover 30 markets with the additions of new sales outlets in Chile, Scotland and Thailand; and more planned in 2015.

McLaren P1 & 650S Spider
McLaren P1 & 650S Spider.

Growth was recorded across all four of McLaren’s regional business units.  The Asia-Pacific region saw the biggest rise with sales increasing by 80% over 2013 with 11 new retail locations across the region helping to fuel this growth. The North American market remained McLaren’s largest market accounting for more than 30% of overall sales, while sales in both Europe and the Middle East grew year-on-year by 10% and 9% respectively.

CEO of McLaren Automotive, Mike Flewitt explained: ‘These latest results highlight that McLaren Automotive continues to push boundaries and set records year-on-year, and are testament to the energy and professionalism of the teams in Woking and around the world, including our retail partners.”

McLaren Automotive continues to invest significantly in research and development for new models, with 2015 seeing McLaren’s new Sports Series making its debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.  At the top of its range, the strictly limited edition track-only McLaren P1 GTR will also enter production after the final road-going McLaren P1 has been built.