Global sales of Jaguars and Land Rovers continued to grow last month as the Midland car giant continues to enjoy a profit-laden period.
Group-wide Jaguar Land Rover – which has revealed it no longer plans to close a Midland plant – sold 19,528 vehicles in September, a rise of 16 per cent on the same month last year.
Jaguar sales for the month were 4,861, up by 10 per cent, while Land Rover sales were 14,667, an increase of 19 per cent.
That means that cumulative Jaguar Land Rover sales for the fiscal year currently stand at 112,287 – an increase of 40 per cent on the same period last year.
Cumulative sales of Jaguar are 29,780, higher by 27 per cent, while cumulative sales of Land Rover are 82,507, a rise of 45 per cent.
The figures were released by JLR’s Indian owner, Tata Motors, which has seen total group sales in the fiscal year grow by 38 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2009-10.
The Birmingham Post reported in August that JLR had had one of its most profitable second quarters in its history, after reporting net profits of £272 million.