Record year for Jaguar Land Rover

Record year for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, achieved its best ever year in 2016, selling more than a car a minute.

Jaguar Land Rover sold 583,313 vehicles last year, a 20% increase on its total sales for 2015, marking the company’s seventh successive year of growth.

Europe was the company’s largest market with annual sales of 138,695, up 26% year on year. Retail sales were also up across all other regions: 31% in China, 25% in North America and 17% in the UK.

A total of 117,571 Jaguars and Land Rovers were also bought by customers in the UK - its best full-year results in the company’s history.

Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover’s group sales operations director, said: “This has been a significant year for Jaguar Land Rover, with updated models being introduced across the range, as well as the completely new Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Jaguar F-PACE.

"It is particularly pleasing to see the Jaguar brand setting impressive new sales records.

“Customer response has been very positive this year, resulting in record retails across most of our key regions.

"These results mark significant steps in Jaguar Land Rover’s strategy to become a truly global business and meet the growing international demand for its two iconic brands.

“I am confident that in 2017 our British line-up will continue to expand and delight in markets across the world.”

JLR also celebrated winning 201 global awards last year, which included becoming the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer and being named Britain’s Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in the UK Awards.