Jaguar Land Rover global sales rose 19 percent to 116,340 units in the first three months of the year, according to an official Tata Motors statement. As a result, Jaguar Land Rover revenue increased 22 percent to 5.05 billion pounds ($7.6 billion) in the first quarter and profit was 378 million pounds ($571 million).
In the first three months of the year, Jaguar delivered 21,163 vehicles while Land Rover sold 95,177 vehicles.
Apparently, the best sellers are the Jaguar XF, Land Rover Freelander and the new Evoque SUV. These models accounted more than 50 percent of the unit's sales in the quarter. Moreover, Jaguar Land Rover sales in the United States rose 13 percent to 20,699 vehicles through April.
Despite these numbers, parent company Tata Motors is not doing so well as its quarterly net income fell 37 percent to 39.5 billion rupees or ($703 million. Furthermore, Tata Motors sales fell 29 percent to 184,942 units.
The Jaguar XF saloon possesses the heart and soul of a Jaguar sports car. Thanks to its dynamic abilities and dramatic looks, the XF has gained throngs of fans all over the world and won various accolades. The new 2012 Jaguar XF model range comes with an advanced lighting technology which goes very well with its bold Jaguar design language – introduced by the flagship XJ saloon.
Contributing to its muscular and “purposeful” appearance are some exterior modifications which include sheetmetal revisions on the grille and new triangular side vents incorporated into its bonnet and front wings. The unique and aggressive design of the range-topping XFR complements its performance potential, offering three dramatically different styling options with an optional Aerodynamic option available on all other derivatives of the XFR.
The XFR comes with slimmer and more compact headlamps using bi-function HID xenon technology, maintaining its outstanding beam resolution. LED daytime running lights are arranged in such a way to form a distinct Jaguar ‘J-Blade’ signature pattern – a design cue that’s noticeable at first sight.
It also comes with newly revamped tail lights that extend towards the center of its trunk lid and featuring full-LED for stop, light and indicator functions, giving the Jaguar XF a unique night-time rear design. In between the tail lights is a revised boot lid finisher accentuated by a gloss black lower edge which looks pretty neat with its power closure function (available on all models).
Jaguar also offers three new paint colors as well as a wider selection of alloy wheels ranging from 17 to 20-inches in diameter – basically the final touches to its revised styling.
The XF proves itself to be one of Jaguar’s quintessential saloons, portraying both elegance and purpose while exuding a sporty aura through its design. According to Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars Design Director, the latest version of the XF shows the evolution and enhancement of its performance character, thus producing this visually dynamic car – making it the best of its class.