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Jaguar Land Rover reports record sales for 2013

English.news.cn   2014-01-13 07:00:22            

LONDON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the largest car manufacturer in Britain, reported Sunday a record sales worldwide in 2013, thanks to strong demand in the United States and Germany as well as growing markets of India and China.

JLR, a British brand which is now owned by India's Tata Motors, said its sales of vehicles reached a new high in 2013 to 425,006 units, rising 19 percent year on year.

Sales of Land Rover brand topped 350,000 units worldwide last year, accounting for more than 80 percent JLR's total sales.

Its vehicles are now sold in 38 international markets.

JLR's sales surged 30 percent in the Asia-Pacific and China region; 21 percent in North America; 15 percent in Britain; six percent in the rest of Europe and 23 percent in other markets outside Britain.

Ralf Speth, chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), said: "2013 has proven to be a very positive year for Jaguar Land Rover thanks to continuing strong demand for vehicles across the range.

"Our unrelenting focus on design, technology, innovation and quality has seen Jaguar Land Rover reach global consumers in more markets than ever before thanks to its most desirable product line-up, enriched further in 2013 by the Jaguar F-TYPE and all-new Range Rover Sport".

Tata Motors bought Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor in 2008 for 2.3 billion U.S. dollars as part of plans to expand its reach beyond Asia.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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