Brisk business in June helped Jaguar to post record-breaking global sales in the first six months of 2002, the manufacturer claims.
Jaguar, a division of Ford Motor Company’s Premier Automotive Group, sold a total of 68 867 cars worldwide – a 63 per cent increase compared with the first six months of last year.
Sales in the UK doubled in the first six months of the year – from 7 866 cars sold in the first six months of 2001, to 15 763 cars in the same period this year. And in the United States, Jaguar’s biggest global market, sales increased by 61 per cent with Jaguar’s dealers selling 32 642 cars in the January to June period.
Japan is one of Jaguar’s fastest growing markets in 2002. Sales in this key market increased by 110 per cent.
The X-Type saloon has notched up a sales total of 40 742 cars in world markets.
“Despite competitive sales conditions in a number of markets, we have seen significant growth during the first six months of this year,” said Jaguar’s Managing Director, Mike Beasley.
“We remain on course to set our fifth consecutive full year sales record in 2002,” Beasley added.