Jaguar Land Rover sees sales surge by a quarter

Booming Jaguar Land Rover saw sales surge by a quarter last month it has been announced.

The new Range Rover Evoque, which has rolled off the production line
The new Range Rover Evoque, which has rolled off the production line

The firm sold another 37,403 cars during November, up 25.1 per cent up on the 29,803 sold in the same month last year.

Land Rover models totalled 31,159 – a rise of 20.5 per cent – with Jaguar 6,244 – up 54.9 per cent.

Wolverhampton will be making engines for the next generation of Jags at the company’s £500 million factory being built on the i54 development site on the border of Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire.

The factory will create 1,400 jobs over the next year as recruitment gets under way at the landmark building beside the M54.

Figures also show UK sales were down 0.9 per cent in November at 5,231, but up 41.8 per cent in China at 9,751 and 37.5 per cent in North America at 6,657. For the year so far Chinese sales are up 31 per cent and the UK by 11.4 per cent.

The firm’s half year profits rocketed by 42 per cent to £1.08 billion.