Despite economic troubles in Europe and slow recovery in the US, JLR has done well in advanced markets. It reported a 19% growth in the UK at 68,333 units and 11% growth in the US at 55,675 units. Sales rose 43% in Russia at 20,549 units and 41% in Germany at 16,722 units.
“Notable product performance was delivered by the Range Rover Evoque with 108,598 vehicles sold in its first full year of sales — more than any other previous Land Rover model,” a company statement said.
“2012 has been a strong year for Jaguar Land Rover with record-breaking sales performance globally. All of our key markets saw strong progress,” said Phil Popham, director, group sales operations, JLR.