Jaguar's sales have increased due to high demand for luxury cars in China

Jaguar Land Rover getting stronger in China

Growing demand in China has helped Jaguar Land Rover to increase its sales and avoid the trend of forced plant shutdowns plaguing European carmakers.

The British luxury carmaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, has reported a 7 per cent rise in June sales as it sold more Jaguar cars in China, the company's fastest growing market.

JLR said Jaguar sales rose by 34 per cent during the month to 6,574 cars, with sales in China more than doubling.

Sales of Land Rover sports utility vehicles grew by 2 per cent in June to 27,165 cars.

The growing demand for luxury cars in China and other emerging markets has helped JLR avoid the trend of plant shutdowns and falling production, which has lately been troubling many European carmakers.

JLR's China chief said in April that the company aims to increase its sales in the country by 20 to 30 per cent this year.

The company said total sales in the first half of 2013 rose by 14 per cent to 210,190 cars.

Tata Motors relies on JLR for the bulk of its profits, with the Britain-based company accounting for more than three-quarters of the Indian carmaker's revenue.

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