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2014-01-20 14:35

BEST YEAR YET: Jaguar Land Rover reported its best year yet in 2013 due to sales of its XF, F-Type, Range Rover Sport and Evoque. Image: JAGUAR LAND ROVER

Best global sales - 425 006 in 2013, up 19%
Sales records in 38 markets
Jaguar's strongest year since 2005 - up 42%
Land Rover record at 348 338 - up 15%
Nearly 200 awards - F-Type most decorated

DETROIT, Michigan - Jaguar Land Rover has reported its best sales performance yet in 2013.

The automakers report its retail sales for 2013 were 425 006, (up 19% compared to 2012), with strong growth in all major regions and new Jaguar Land Rover records set in 38 markets, including Russia, Brazil, Korea and Canada.

GROWTH IN 38 MARKETS

Regional performance for the full year was as follows: Asia Pacific and the China region up 30%, North America up 21%, the UK up 14%, Europe up 6%, and other overseas markets up 23%.

 Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth 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”.

JAGUAR: OVER 76 000 SOLD

Jaguar recorded a 42% year-on-year increase in sales, selling 76 668 vehicles in 2013 - its best year since 2005. The iconic British marque also emerged as the fastest growing premium brand in the US, Germany and India in 2013.

Its global performance was primarily driven by its new F-Type and a new annual record for XF models  (47 391 sedans and Sportbrake models). Its XJ also delivered its best  performance in ten years with 19 677 sold.

LAND ROVER: POPULAR EVOQUE

Land Rover set a new sales record with 348 338 units sold in 2013, up 15% compared to the same period in 2012. The automaker attributes high sales to is Range Rover and Evoque with massive sales reported for the Range Rover Sport, despite a new version being launch late in 2013.

The Freelander also delivered a strong performance, up 20% on 2012 sales.

Jaguar Land Rover group sales operations director, Andy Goss, said: “2013 has been a great year in which we have seen some incredibly exciting new models launched to customers across the world.

“The Range Rover Sport, F-Type, new engines and drivetrains, and a number of 2014 model year enhancements to our existing line up have seen Jaguar Land Rover continue to build strong sales momentum in every global region.

“It is not just our customers who are delighting in our strongest ever vehicle line up, international journalists bestowed almost 200 awards on our vehicles in 2013 with the F-Type, our star performer receiving more than 59 accolades.

“This recognition is a demonstration that Jaguar Land Rover’s focus is on delivering cars that surpass customer expectations.”
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