Buoyed by sales records set in several international markets, Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) reported record sales of 425,006 vehicles in 2013.

According to a JLR statement, full year retail sales at 425,006 units were up 19 per cent, with strong growth in all major regions and records set in 38 markets, including Russia, Brazil, Korea and Canada.

In the Asia Pacific and China region, sales grew 30 per cent. In North America, sales grew 21 per cent while in the UK it grew 14 per cent. Europe grew 6 per cent and other overseas markets grew 23 per cent. Jaguar sales grew 42 per cent in 2013, with sales of 76,668 vehicles. This is its strongest full year performance since 2005, with records set in 17 markets.

Land Rover set a new full year sales record of 348,338 vehicles in 2013, up 15 per cent over the previous year.

Strong demand

“2013 has proven to be a very positive year for Jaguar Land Rover, thanks to continuing strong demand for vehicles across the range,” Ralf Speth, JLR CEO, said in a statement, adding, “Our unrelenting focus on design, technology, innovation and quality has seen JLR 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.”

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