"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,” said Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover's director of group sales operations, from the floor of the Detroit Auto Show. "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."
Jaguar Land Rover also confirmed it will create up to 800 new jobs at its advanced manufacturing facility in Solihull, UK, to support its growth.
The Land Rover showed a strong performance in its 177 markets, as retail sales increased by 36 percent globally. Sixty-five percent of the Land Rover sales occurred in the brand's top five markets: China, the UK, the U.S., Russia, and Italy.