Jaguar Land Rover swung to a quarterly loss as global semiconductor shortages continued to hit sales.
The UK automaker reported a 9 million pounds ($12 million) loss before tax for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of 439 million pounds in the same quarter last year.
JLR's EBIT margin was 1.4 percent for the quarter.
Retail sales fell 38 percent to 80,126 vehicles as the automaker suffered from low inventories because of chip shortages, JLR owner Tata Motors said in a statement on Monday.
The Jaguar brand suffered its lowest quarterly sales since 2013 as Jaguar Land Rover focused scarce microchips on the more profitable Land Rover brand.
Jaguar Land Rover production during the quarter jumped by more than 40 percent from the preceding quarter, indicating a recovery in deliveries, P.B. Balaji, Tata Motors's chief financial officer, said during an earnings call.
"We are seeing an easing of pressure on semiconductor supply and production," Balaji said. "We expect improved production, wholesales in the coming quarter and retails as well. Overall, we expect to see getting back to normalcy in the coming quarter."
JLR's global order book is at a record 155,000 vehicles including 30,000 orders for the new-generation Range Rover even before deliveries start this quarter.