Jaguar Land Rover said its global sales increased 14 percent to 240,372 vehicles in the first six months, its best half year to date, boosted by robust demand in China.
Land Rover's volume was up 14 percent to 196,785 during the period while Jaguar sales increased 16 percent to 43,587, the automaker said in a statement.
Sales in China, JLR's No. 1 global market since 2012, rose 48 percent to 62,479 through June.
JLR said global June sales of the Land Rover and Jaguar brands rose 17 percent to 39,594. Land Rover sales increased 18 percent to 31,999, while Jaguar sold 7,595 vehicles. JLR's statement did not specify the year-on-year change for Jaguar.
JLR's China volume soared 60 percent to 11,554 in June. JLR and joint venture partner Chery Automobile will open a factory in the east China city of Changshu in the fourth quarter of this year.
In North America, JLR sales rose 4 percent last month to 5,301 as demand for the new Range Rover Sport helped lift Land Rover sales 16 percent to 4,038. Jaguar sales fell 23 percent to 1,263 in the same period. Overall, JLR sales rose 12 percent in the market through June.
JLR's statement did not list European sales for June or the first half.
Jaguar Land Rover global sales were up 19 percent to 425,006 in 2013, with Land Rover selling 348,338 vehicles and Jaguar 76,668 vehicles.