Last year, the Jaguar brand delivered its strongest full year performance in nearly a decade retailing 81,570 vehicles, up 6 percent, JLR said in a statement. The Land Rover brand retailed 3,81,108 units in 2014, up 9 percent, it added.

Commenting on the full year performance Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director said, "Jaguar Land Rover has once again outperformed prior year performance, with retails up across all of our key regions."

Jaguar Land Rover's global performance for the full year 2014 showed a balanced portfolio with sales up across all key regions, the company said.

Sales in China Region, were up 28 per cent at 96,505 units, while in Europe it was 3 per cent at 86,310 units. In the home market of the UK, sales were up 7 per cent at 82,872 units and in North America it was up 2 per cent at 74,981 units, the statement added.

On the expectations for 2015, Goss said: "With 12 significant new product actions planned for 2015 and the introduction of the new Jaguar XE and the Land Rover Discovery Sport, we anticipate retailing over half a million vehicles for the first time in the company’s history."

JLR said in 2014 its manufacturing business expanded from three plants to five. JLR opened its first ever overseas manufacturing plant, in China.

It also opened a new engine manufacturing centre in the West Midlands, UK. This facility, together with major recent investment and increased headcount at Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull, underlines Jaguar Land Rover's commitment to the UK, the company added.

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