Global sales of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles rose 27 percent in November to 29,183 units, Tata Motors, the Indian owner of both British brands, said in a statement.
Sales of Jaguar cars dropped 5 percent last month to 5,315 units, while Land Rover boosted sales by 38 percent to 23,868, helped by high demand for the new Range Rover Evoque, which began European sales last month.
Accumulated sales of both brands this fiscal year rose 19 percent to 185,431 units, Tata said on Thursday. Jaguar sales fell 9 percent to 35,195, while Land Rover sales remained buoyant, rising 28 percent to 150,236.
Overall sales of Tata Motors vehicles rose 35 percent in November to 108,028 vehicles, the Indian company said. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, the automaker has sold 750,457 vehicles, a rise of 10 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2010-2011.
Tata, maker of the no-frills Nano minicar, purchased the luxury Land Rover and Jaguar brands from Ford Motor Co. for $2.3 billion in 2008.
Tata plans European expansion
Tata's regional head for Europe, Naveen Mishra, told Automotive News Europe earlier this month that the automaker is preparing minicar, subcompact and compact segment models to be presented at customer clinics in Europe as the automaker attempts to increase its presence in the region.
Mishra said the brand could present a range of new cars for Europe by 2013. The company's core Tata brand is currently a minor player in Europe. The Tata brand's private importers in Italy, Spain, Poland and Turkey sell just a few thousand units a year.