Jaguar sales boosted by XF

Tata Motors, owner of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, attributed the success to the scrappage scheme and the success of both the XK and XF models.

The Jaguar XF in particular has sold well, boasting a 149 per cent increase in sales during November 2009 on the previous month.

Enhancements to the range such as an XFR model and a new 3.0-litre engine for 2010 are expected to continue to put the company back in the black after a difficult time during the recession.

The figures are good news for the 14,500 staff employed by the company in the UK, in particular the Halewood Land Rover plant, which will see up to 800 new jobs created in the next year.

Last week Jaguar confirmed a £340 million loan from the European Investment Bank towards the research and development of ‘greener’ technology.

The company will produce the greenest Land Rover yet when the Range Rover LRX is released next year.