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Express & Star comment: Car figures make good reading for Jaguar Land Rover

By Star Comment | Opinions | Published:

The latest national car sales figures proved good reading for Jaguar Land Rover.

The Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre at the i54 Business Park

The luxury car maker saw increases in sales of both Jaguar and Land Rover models in the UK last month, despite overall sales falling by 7.3 per cent.

JLR is proving that if you make the kind of cars that people want they will buy them.

It is good news for our area, where the engine manufacturing centre at the i54 business park employs 1,300 people.

Looking ahead JLR is busy stepping up production of electric-powered models with a new battery plant to supply the EMC where the new electric motors will be assembled.

JLR has seen profits recover after sales in China returned to growth last year and new models were introduced.

The car giant’s action in implementing a £2.5 billion cost-cutting and restructuring programme last year seems to be paying off.

The Government’s announcement of a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars by 2035 is a cloud on the horizon for JLR, but one it is already preparing for.

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