Global sales of Jaguars and Land Rovers rose by almost 200 per cent in January.

Sales figures released by Jaguar Land Rover-owner Tata Motors showed the huge jump, as part of wider sales growth for the Indian company.

Jaguar Land Rover global sales in January 2010 were 16,269 vehicles – up by 195 per cent. Jaguar sales for the month were 2,974 – a rise of 122 per cent – while Land Rover sales were 13,295, higher by 219 per cent.

Across the board, Tata Motors – which includes Tata, Tata Daewoo and Hispano Carrocera – saw a a 93 per cent rise.

Group-wide, cumulative sales for the fiscal year – April 2009 to January 2010 – are 681,480, up by 13 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2009-10.

However, cumulative sales of Jaguar Land Rover for the fiscal are still 20 per cent down, at 153,247, with Jaguar sales 30 per cent down and sales of Land Rovers lower by 16 per cent.