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Sales Hike for Jaguar Land Rover Group in India

By Motortrend India Staff   |   18 January,2013

The UK-based subsidiary of Tata group, Jaguar Land Rover has seen an increase in sales of its cars during 2012. The car manufacturer sold 2,393 cars in India during 2012. This figure is 32 percent higher than, 1,813 units, which the company sold in 2011.

The auto maker saw this growth amidst tough economic situation and downward trend seen in the Indian car market. The company is aiming to roll out new models in 2013 and plans to increase its market share in the luxury segment.

Earlier in North American International Motor Show held in Detroit, the marque had announced that its global sales had grown up by 30 percent in 2012. China, UK, USA, Russia and Germany are among the top global market for the group. The company told that it will be expanding its production particularly in India and China during 2013. JLR has plans to bring eight cars, both refreshed and new models, globally in 2013.

Most hyped F-Type models from Jaguar are expected to reach India in 2013. The car will be available in roadster and coupe versions. The two-seater model will have 3.0 L, supercharged, V6 engine. The models were test driven by Justin Bell, Christian Danner and Martin Brundle who are three renowned personalities of Formula One.

JLR group will also be increasing its man power in its UK plant. The company had employed 1,100 people to work in Castle Bromwich plant in July 2012.

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