Caterham hits 21-year high

Caterham sales grew by a further eight per cent in 2017, with 667 orders taken over the 12-month period.

The additional 51 sales registered last year helped the British manufacturer secure its best sales figures in 21 years and contributed towards a second consecutive year of sales growth.

The achievement rounded off a magnificent 60th anniversary year for the Seven with the landmark moment being the 60 limited edition retro-racer Seven SuperSprints selling out in a record seven hours at Goodwood Revival.

While the largest bulk of overall sales again came from the UK dealer network (43%), there were record-breaking performances from dealers across the globe including the French market claiming its best performance ever, and an increase of 35% compared to 2016.

Another exciting step for Caterham in 2017 was the introduction of Latin American regional distributor Global X-Sports, meaning for the first time in Caterham’s history there is a distributor for the whole Latin America region.

Graham Macdonald, Caterham’s chief executive officer, said, ‘The 60th anniversary of the Seven was always a year we intended to celebrate and reflect on our incredible heritage, but it has surpassed even our expectations. There’s no denying it’s a tough time for the automotive industry with uncertainty around Brexit and the continually evolving EU emission changes, WLTP, but that’s why it’s an even more exceptional achievement to secure the orders we have.

‘A huge congratulations and personal thanks to the whole dealer network for the tireless work and dedication to the cause.’