JLR sales and profits rise

Jaguar Land Rover shows signs of growth after a surge in demand from China and launch of the popular Evoque

Both Jaguar and Land Rover have shown significant growth in the past 12 months, with Jaguar sales up 5% over 2011, but Land Rover is the biggest winner, with total sales up 33% - fuelled by high sales of the new Evoque worldwide.

The company announced pre-tax profits of £1.5bn in 2011-2012, up from £1.12bn year-on-year, a record profit for the company.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

JLR has been looking to expand its presence in China, recently announcing a partnership with local firm Chery. China looks set overtake the UK as the company’s biggest market, with figures showing a sales rise of 76% year-on-year to 50,994, not far behind the UK’s 60,022, a smaller but still respectable 3.2% rise.

During the first three months of the year, Land Rover has sold more than 60,217 Evoques, a substantial chunk of the 83,903 total Land Rover sales in the same period. Jaguar has stated that its rise in sales are mainly down to the launch of the 2.2-litre diesel XF in Europe, and the smaller-engined tax-friendly XJs in China.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/sports-cars/202115/porsche-ditches-four-cylinder-for-flat-six-in-cayman-and-boxster-gts
sports cars

Porsche ditches four-cylinder for flat-six in Cayman and Boxster GTS

New models eschew turbos with detuned 4-litre from the Spyder and GT4
15 Jan 2020
Visit/aston-martin/dbx-suv/15413/aston-martin-dbx-prototype-review-the-best-suv-yet
Aston Martin DBX SUV

Aston Martin DBX prototype review

It might be late to the party, but has Aston Martin’s first ever SUV nailed the brief?
15 Jan 2020
Visit/toyota/gt-86/202104/toyota-gt86-vs-mazda-mx-5-vs-abarth-124-spider-lightweight-sports-car-shootout
Toyota GT 86

Toyota GT86 vs Mazda MX-5 vs Abarth 124 Spider – lightweight sports car shootout

Three affordable sports cars from Japan and, er, Japan battle it out on the Yorkshire Dales
14 Jan 2020
Visit/features/22907/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-col-de-turini
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019