Jaguar Land Rover has seen improving figures after it sold 17,197 vehicles in February, up by 60 per cent on the same period the year before.
The Indian-owned group had a very difficult 2009, and sales for the full financial year are still 16 per cent lower than the year before, at 170,444. But the most recent results will be hailed as a success for the Midland carmaker.
In total, 13,905 Land Rovers and 3,292 Jaguars were sold worldwide in February 2010.
The figures at JLR were similar to those at its Indian owner Tata Motors.
Vehicle sales across the global group were up 59 per cent year-on-year in February, with 89,768 sold.