Land Rover’s worldwide sales very nearly doubled in April, with demand for the 4wd vehicles increasing as the global economy recovers.
Global sales throughout the Land Rover marque – including the Range Rover models – totalled 14,350 units last month, which was 89% higher than the equivalent month in 2009.
Sales at Jaguar, the other component of the Jaguar Land Rover enterprise, were flat, said Indian parent company Tata Motors.
However worldwide sales of Tata brand passenger vehicles hit 25,353, a rise of 71%.
Tata’s group-wide overall sales in April – which include its range of commercial vehicles – totalled 77,732i In April, 53% higher than 2009.
UK-based Jaguar Land Rover made a comeback to profitability in the last 3 months of last year, posting a profit of £55m, following a loss of £60m in the previous 1 / 4. Tata put this down to more robust market conditions.
In March, Land Rover witnessed its largest UK sales in the brand’s 62-year history, boosted by heavy snow across Britain during the winter.