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Bentley planning 24-hour production

Bentley is planning to move to 24-hour working at its Crewe factory after it launches a four-door version of its £110,000 Continental GT coupé next year.

The company, owned by Volkswagen, will start recruiting more than 100 staff towards the end of this year for a third shift, and hopes to start production of the saloon early next year.

The announcement is a rare piece of good news for Volkswagen's luxury brands. Sister-brand Bugatti's €1m (£0.667m) Veyron has been delayed until next year because it is too difficult to drive, while the investment in VW's luxury saloon, the Phaeton, has been written off after poor sales.


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