Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover enjoy global sales success
Two of Britain's top car manufacturers, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover, have seen their sales accelerate strongly in the first quarter of the year amid an ongoing boom in demand from emerging markets.
Indian-owned JLR unveiled its best ever quarterly sales performance, up 17%, compared with the same period the previous year.
Bentley, owned by Volkswagen, performed even better with a 26% increase in first quarter deliveries worldwide.
The two companies also did well in the UK – with sales up 14% at JLR and 60% at Bentley – bucking a wider trend that expects to see overall British automotive sales close to flat in 2013.
Over 115,000 Jaguar cars were sold worldwide in the first quarter of 2013, while Land Rover notched up over 95,000, giving the latter marque the best performance in its 65-year history.
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