It also enjoyed a 122 percent rise in sales in China.
Contrary to other brands, McLaren has so far resisted the urge to produce an SUV, despite the obvious economic benefits it would bring. Following Porsche’s introduction of the Cayenne in the early 2000s, Bentley, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini have all introduced SUVs, with Aston Martin and Ferrari set to follow suit.
“An SUV is hugely expensive to do,” Flewitt told Automotive News Europe last year. “We wouldn’t have the shared engineering that you need to have the kind of business model that supports what we do.”
What McLaren will do is start offering alternative propulsion on all of its models. Within the next five years it has promised to electrify every model in its range, and it is even considering launching an all-electric car.