"Quite a lot of people witnessed people in their community dying from Covid, that makes them think life can be short, and you'd better live now than postpone it to a later date," he told The Financial Times. "That also has helped [Rolls-Royce sales] quite massively."
Last year, Rolls-Royce sold a record 5,586 cars, Müller-Otvös told the publication. The sales were driven by the company's new Ghost model, as well as its Cullinan SUV. Both cars having starting prices over $300,000.
About 5.5 million people died from the coronavirus since the pandemic started. In 2021, COVID-19 deaths and infections tripled as compared to the previous year.