By Andy Sambidge
Luxury car maker says UAE and Saudi markets have driven growth in first nine months of 2013
Luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced that its sales in the Middle East and North Africa rose by 38 percent in the first nine months of 2013.
The company said the regional results mirrored its strong global performance which saw a record September, up 17 percent compared to the same month in 2012.
The GCC markets continued to drive sales for Jaguar Land Rover in MENA, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia named the top two markets in the region.
North Africa also continued to deliver a strong performance, particularly in Algeria and Morocco.
Speaking about the results, Robin Colgan, managing director for Jaguar Land Rover MENA said: “I am proud to say we have had an exceptionally strong year to date in MENA, and these figures prove we have been successful in maintaining this momentum across both brands.
"This was driven in part by the launch of three stunning new vehicles which have been extremely well received by customers in the region – the All-New Range Rover, All-New Range Rover Sport and of course the Jaguar F-TYPE – complementing what is now our strongest ever line-up.”