Detroit will be losing another carmaker with news today that Bentley will be moving its North American corporate headquarters to Boston by mid next year. This makes Bentley the second carmaker to be leaving Detroit following the announcement last month that Volkswagen would be moving its U.S. offices from Detroit to suburban Washington. Incidentally, Volkswagen is the parent company of Bentley.
"The U.S. is our biggest market by a considerable margin and we are making these changes now to ensure our long-term viability and success in North America," Bentley's U.S. sales exec Stuart McCullough said in a statement today, reports Automotive News
Bentley is in the best financial position it’s been in for years, with sales volumes increasing for four years straight both in the U.S. and abroad. No specific reasons were given for the move apart from the official statement but more details are expected to be released closer to the move.