Last year, the Italian super-sports-car producer Automobili Lamborghini SpA achieved the best-ever results in its 56-year history, out-performing all previous benchmarks for sales, turnover and profitability, although the company says that its celebration of this success is clearly overshadowed by the world-wide spread of the Coronavirus.
Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini (www.lamborghini.com
) , said: “Lamborghini continued its sustained history of growth in 2019, setting new highs in all key business figures.
While celebrating these figures, we must underline the extraordinariness of the situation in which we find ourselves right now — from both a human and corporate perspective — due to the world-wide spread of Coronavirus . . . In only a few days, our habits and our interpersonal relationships have changed, with this scenario being reflected across the world. We need to be ready to react rapidly to these new circumstances, and in a rational and effective way.”
In 2019, Lamborghini’s turnover grew by 28% to 1,81 billion euros (from 1,42 billion euros in 2018). Its global sales growth was even stronger, increasing by 43% to 8,205 units delivered to customers, with sales records in all major regions — America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
In its first year of full market availability, the Super SUV Lamborghini Urus sold 4,962 units, and this success was complemented by a strong sales performance from the two super-sports-car model lines — the V12 Aventador (1,104 units) and the V10 Huracán (2,139 units).
The number of Lamborghini employees increased to 1,787 at the end of 2019, and the company maintains a global sales presence, with 165 dealers serving 51 countries.