JLR global sales up 32% in Jan
New Delhi: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on Tuesday reported 32 percent increase in global sales for last month at 34,877 units.
"January sales were up across every major market with sales up 74 percent in China, 46 percent in Asia Pacific, 33 percent in the UK, 24 percent in North America and 10 percent in Europe," JLR said in a statement.
"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," JLR Director of Group Sales Operations, Phil Popham said.
In January, Land Rover brand sold 29,118 vehicles, up 31 percent, with increased sales of Freelander - up 57 percent, Range Rover -- up 52 percent, including prior model, Range Rover Evoque (32 percent), Range Rover Sport (17 percent) and Land Rover Discovery (14 percent).
Land Rover sales were up in all major markets with record January sales in several geographies, including the UK, USA and Germany, the company said.
The Jaguar brand sold 5,759 vehicles in January, up 40 percent, with increased sales of the XJ - up 70 percent and the XF - up 37 percent, the company said, adding that Jaguar sales increased in all major markets.