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Lamborghini deliveries climbed 30 percent in 2012

Lamborghini had a solid 2012.

Lamborghini's global sales increased by 30 percent in 2012, the Italian supercar maker announced on Tuesday.

Lamborghini says its sales grew 30 percent to 2,083 units last year, marking a solid improvement over 2011, but still short of the automaker's pre-crisis sales figures.

The United States was a major driver of Lamborghini's improved results, with sales here climbing 53 percent. Surprisingly, Europe was also a bright spot for Lamborghini in 2012, with sales up 34 percent in the region.

"In spite of ongoing worldwide financial and economic uncertainties, Lamborghini has delivered a very satisfying performance in 2012, confirming the strength of our product and commercial strategy. We will continue to invest in the development of our product range to address further growth in the future,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

He added: "As a global acting company we have a balanced sales distribution which helped us to compensate downturns in specific markets. In 2012 we sold more than 70% of our production outside Europe.”

The Gallardo, which will soon be replaced by an all-new model, was Lamborghini's top seller last year, recording 1,161 sales. Since its launch, the Gallardo has now sold more than 13,000 units worldwide, making it the best-selling Lamborghini of all-time.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 recorded 922 sales during its first full year on the market.

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