Jaguar Land Rover Announces Record Global Sales - up 30% in 2012 - and 800 Jobs in the UK

  Jaguar Land Rover Announces Record Global Sales - up 30% in 2012 - and 800
                                Jobs in the UK

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 15, 2013

LONDON, January 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  *Jaguar Land Rover delivers record breaking global sales performance
    selling 357,773 vehicles, up 30% across 177 markets worldwide
  *800 new jobs announced to support future model programmes
  *China becomes Jaguar Land Rover's largest market up more than 70%
  *Land Rover sells more cars in 2012 than ever before - up 36%
  *Jaguar sales up 6%
  *Land Rover in the UK delivered a record performance, up 24%
  *Range Rover Evoque tops 100,000 sales
  *New Jaguar XF powertrain additions boost sales up 13%

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles,
today announced its best ever global sales performance, with retail sales up
30% following strong market performances from the UK, China and the U.S.

Jaguar Land Rover has also confirmed that it will create up to 800 new jobs at
its advanced manufacturing facility in Solihull, UK, to support the
introduction of new model programmes throughout 2013.

Jaguar Land Rover sells over 355,000 vehicles in 2012

In 2012, Jaguar Land Rover sales (357,773 vehicles) were up in every major
market due to new model introductions and update programmes.

China is now Jaguar Land Rover's largest market delivering its best ever sales
performance in 2012 (71,940, up 71%). It is followed by the UK (68,333 up
19%), USA (55,675, up 11%), Russia (20,549, up 43%) and Germany (16,722 up

At the North American International Motor Show in Detroit, Phil Popham, Jaguar
Land Rover's Director of Group Sales Operations 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, with demand for our
premium vehicles setting new records in a very competitive environment.

"Looking ahead to 2013, we are continuing to invest in our business to support
our ambitious plans for growth and we will be introducing eight new or
refreshed products throughout the year."

Record breaking year for Land Rover in 2012

In 2012, Land Rover delivered a very strong performance in its 177 markets
with retail sales up 36% globally. The brand's top five markets were China,
the UK, United States, Russia and Italy which accounted for 65% of sales
alone. Notable product performances were 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. Land Rover has also seen strong performances
from its Land Rover Discovery 4/LR4 (up 3%), Range Rover Sport (up 4%) and
first deliveries of the all-new Range Rover have now commenced.

Commenting on Land Rover's sales performance, Global Brand Director John
Edwards said: "2012 was an excellent year for Land Rover; we delivered a
powerful global performance throughout the year across all markets, with the
highlight being that we have sold more vehicles this year than ever before in
our 65 year history. Our updated model line-up and the debut of the new Range
Rover have created a real buzz around the brand with customers clearly
delighted with our offerings."

Jaguar sales increase

Jaguar's sales for the year were up 6% compared to 2011. The launch of the XF
2.2 Diesel, XF and XJ 3.0 litre powertrains, and the introduction of various
new derivatives including the XF Sportbrake , has widened the brand's
portfolio and geographic reach. The brand's top five markets were the UK,
United States, China, Germany and Russia which combined equated to 71% of
sales for the year. The XF continues to do very well with sales globally up
13% and the introduction of the new XJ and XF All Wheel Drive have been well
received internationally, particularly in the U.S.

Commenting on Jaguar's sales performance, Global Brand Director Adrian
Hallmark said: "This year saw the completion of a revitalised Jaguar line-up.
We now have a very strong desirable range of products which are clearly
capturing the public's imagination. We plan to continue growing in 2013 with
the stunning new F-TYPE. "

New jobs created to support growth

In 2013, Jaguar Land Rover will continue to implement its ambitious plans for
growth and has announced a recruitment campaign to create 800 new jobs in the
UK to support the introduction of future model programmes. More than 200 of
these roles are supported by the UK Government's Regional Growth Fund.

The recruitment campaign for production operators is underway at Jaguar Land
Rover's advanced manufacturing plant in Solihull, West Midlands.

Jaguar Land Rover has recently confirmed a £370 million ($600 million)
investment programme for its Solihull site which includes the installation of
a new aluminium body shop for the all-new Range Rover as well as upgrades to
paint-applications technologies, trim assembly, warehousing and Jaguar Land
Rover's first customer handover centre.

In the last two years, Jaguar Land Rover has embarked on the most ambitious
recruitment campaign in the company's history, hiring 8,000 people. It now
employs 25,000 people globally.

Details of the new roles along with other current vacancies at Jaguar Land
Rover can be found at:

Notes to editors:

  *Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for sustainable growth and
  *Jaguar Land Rover will invest circa £2bn in its products and facilities in
    the financial year to March 2013.
  *Jaguar Land Rover is building a state of the art advanced engine facility
    at i54 South Staffordshire Business Park investing £355m and creating 750
    new jobs. Construction commenced on 20 ^th June 2012 and is on-going.
  *Jaguar Land Rover makes a significant contribution to the UK economy
    contributing £7bn GVA in the last financial year.
  *One of the UK's largest exporters by value (£8.2bn in 2011) and generates
    in the region of 85% of its revenue from exports.
  *12 months to 31 March 2012, Jaguar Land Rover generated profit before tax
    of £1.5bn with revenues of £13.5bn.
  *Jaguar Land Rover is working on plans to extend its global production
    footprint, particularly in India and China.
  *Jaguar Land Rover has been conditionally awarded funding from the UK
    Government's Regional Growth Fund (Round Three) programme.

Contact: Contact: Nick O'Donnell, JLR Corporate Communications, T:
+44-(0)7825-115-951, E:
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