Jaguar Land Rover sets half-year sales record image

The British automaker Jaguar Land Rover, now a subsidiary of India’s Tata Motors, has announced its first six months figures, saying global company deliveries grew 14% to 240,372 cars.

This is the carmakers’ best half year in history, with sales mainly buoyed by outstanding demand from Chinese customers. The UK manufacturer announced in a statement that 4×4 specialist Land Rover increased sales by 14% to 196,785 vehicles, while mainstream luxury brand Jaguar saw its deliveries lifted to 43,587 cars, an increase of 16% over the same period last year.

“It is very encouraging to see both of our Jaguar and Land Rover brands delivering such strong performances for the first half of 2014. Range Rover Sport sales are up remarkably since last year and, 21 months since it was rolled out, the Range Rover remains strong, with sales performance continuing to grow year-on-year. Our top-selling model, the Range Rover Evoque, also continues to show solid growth. For Jaguar, the F-Type continues to drive sales and raise brand awareness with more customers around the world,” said Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director.

China, Jaguar Land Rover’s single best market since 2012, had an outstanding performance, jumping 48% in the January to June period to 62,479 units. Global sales last month for both brands rose 17% to 39,594 cars.

Via Automotive News Europe