Rolls-Royce Production: A Closer Look

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Since 2010, Rolls-Royce has generally produced between 3,200 and 5,100 vehicles each year. 2019 was previously the brand’s most productive year to date, with a total manufacturing volume of 5,152 cars. Although difficulties in the pandemic year of 2020 led to a limited output, 2021 saw the company reach a new record. 5,586 Rolls-Royce vehicles were produced last year—and we don’t expect production to slow down anytime soon.

Now that you’ve got the basics, you might be ready for a closer look. Where are Rolls-Royce vehicles made? Who is responsible for manufacturing each model? How long does each Rolls-Royce take to build? Our general overview of Rolls-Royce production answers all of these questions, and more.

Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Over the Last Decade

In 2008 and 2009, Rolls-Royce manufactured just 1,417 and 918 vehicles, respectively! However, in the years that followed, the brand experienced a meteoric rise in popularity with the world’s most discerning connoisseurs—and we don’t see that trend changing anytime soon.

So, how many Rolls-Royce cars are made each year? Here’s a closer look at the last decade:

  • 2010: 3,221 vehicles
  • 2011 3,725 vehicles
  • 2012: 3,279 vehicles
  • 2013: 3,354 vehicles
  • 2014: 4,495 vehicles
  • 2015: 3,848 vehicles
  • 2016: 4,179 vehicles
  • 2017: 3,308 vehicles
  • 2018: 4,353 vehicles
  • 2019: 5,152 vehicles
  • 2020: 3,750 vehicles
  • 2021: 5,586 vehicles

Over the last 12 years, Rolls-Royce production per year has averaged out at roughly 4,000 vehicles. Only a handful of those models end up making their way to Los Angeles or Glendale, and many of them pass through Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena.

Where Are Rolls-Royce Cars Made?

Each and every Rolls-Royce motor car is designed and manufactured exclusively at the brand’s innovative facility in Goodwood, in England’s West Sussex. The Goodwood facility was opened relatively recently—shortly after BMW, who makes Rolls-Royce vehicles, took over the brand in 2003—but the location is just ten miles away from the place where one of the brand’s founders, Sir Henry Royce, lived for the last sixteen years of his life.

The Goodwood facility features floor-to-ceiling windows that display the entirety of the assembly hall, and its 8-mile curved living roof—covered with sedum plants—is the largest in the UK. No review of the location where Rolls-Royce cars are made would be complete without mention of the fact that 60% of the company’s waste is recycled. Moreover, Rolls-Royce has reduced its carbon footprint by 29% in the last five years alone.

It’s also worth noting that almost every Rolls-Royce is made to order; so, the production numbers that you see above correspond more or less exactly to the brand’s global sales figures.

How Long Does a Rolls-Royce Take to Make?

A Rolls-Royce is one of the most beautiful pieces of manufacturing that an individual can own. Naturally, each model in our lineup is essentially manufactured by hand—and since virtually every element of the vehicle is customizable, production can take a very long time. In fact, on average, Rolls-Royce motor cars take around six months to complete, or roughly 450 hours of labor.

Commission Your Rolls-Royce with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena

Are you interested in commissioning a Rolls-Royce of your own? Now that you know how many Rolls-Royce cars are made each year, we wouldn’t be surprised if you wanted to experience this brand’s exclusive luxury for yourself. Take a look at our current inventory, or contact us today to start learning more about your options from your home in Pasadena or Burbank.

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