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Jaguar Land Rover: 800 new jobs & record sales

Mon, 14 Jan 2013

Jaguar Land Rover are creating 800 new jobs at their Solihull plant as they reveal record sales for 2012 of 335,000 vehicles.

The end of last week saw Honda plans to cut 800 jobs as the European market for Honda fizzled under a cloud of economic gloom, but no such problems at Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed plans for 800 new jobs at Solihull (following on from 1,000 new jobs last March, 1100 new jobs last July and 1000 new jobs in November 2011),  after revealing record sales across the globe in 2012, selling an impressive 335,000 vehicles.

Solihull is home to the new Range Rover,and JLR is investing £370 million to upgrade facilities as the new model line-up for Land Rover continues to grow (the 2014 Range Rover Sport and 2015 Land Rover Defender 5 are on the way – and more), with a new aluminium body shop and upgrades to the paint application, trim assembly and handover centre on the way.

The new jobs come on the back of record sales for Land Rover, with sales up a remarkable 36 per cent in 2012 and China taking the top spot followed by the UK, US, Russia and Italy with a total of 108,598 Range Rover Evoques finding owners in 2012.

Jaguar also saw sales up in 2012 – although by just 6 per cent – with the UK, US, China, Germany and Russia accounting for 71 per cent of global sales, and the launch of the new Jaguar F-Type and more versions of the existing Jaguar range should see stronger growth through 2013.

Back to good news from the UK car industry, thanks to Jaguar Land Rover. Again.

By Cars UK