Crewe / Riga, October 12, 2007–Bentley Motors, whose powerful grand tourers are renowned throughout the world for their luxury and performance, today opens the latest dealership in its worldwide network in Riga, capital of Latvia. Bentley Riga is the latest addition to Bentley Motors’ expansion into Eastern Europe after the opening of Bentley Istanbul, Turkey in May this year.
The new authorized Bentley dealership – part of Luxury and Sports Cars – is located on Krasta Street by the river Daugava, one of the most prestigious quarters in the Latvian capital. Bentley has also opened a service point in nearby Estonia, in the capital city of Tallinn, guaranteeing both existing and future owners full service and maintenance. Some 80 Bentley models are already on the road in the Baltic states, and Bentley expects to add around 25 cars to that number in the next twelve months, the majority being from the all-wheel-drive, twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder Continental family.
The growing economic strength of Latvia made Riga an obvious choice for Bentley. Christophe Georges, Bentley’s Regional Director Europe, was present at the grand opening of Bentley Riga and commented: “Latvia is now well-established on the world luxury map and Bentley Motors felt it important to be represented here. We are fortunate to have found a professional and forward-looking partner in Valdis Spredzis and his team and look forward to enjoying further sales growth together.”