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Jaguar Land Rover off to a fast sales start

Posted on Feb 12, 07:00PM | IBNS

Coventry, UK, Feb 12 : Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, sold 34,877 vehicles during the first month of 2013, an increase of 32pc versus the same period last year.

January sales were up across every major market with sales up 74pc in China, 46pc in Asia Pacific, 33pc in the UK, 24pc in North America and 10pc in Europe.

Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover's Director of Group Sales Operations said, "With one of the best month's sales performances ever, both Jaguar and Land Rover brands have had a very strong start to the year. This reflects the introduction of the all-new Range Rover as well as the 2013 Model Year Jaguar XF and XJ models."

In January, Land Rover sold 29,118 vehicles (up 31pc ), with increased sales of Freelander (up 57pc ), Range Rover (up 52pc including prior model), Range Rover Evoque (up 32pc ), Range Rover Sport (up 17pc ) and Land Rover Discovery (up 14pc ).

Land Rover sales were up in all major markets with record January sales in several, including the UK, USA and Germany.

Jaguar sold 5,759 vehicles in January (up by 40pc ), with increased sales of the XJ (up 70pc ) and the XF (up 37pc ), reflecting strong sales of the recently introduced XF Sportbrake as well as all-wheel drive and smaller engine options. Jaguar sales were up in all major markets.