LONDON -- Jaguar Land Rover sales dipped 1.2 percent in 2021 on reduced deliveries of Jaguar cars and a shortage of semiconductors.
JLR sold 420,856 vehicles last year, with the Land Rover brand posting 334,586, up 3.4 percent, and the Jaguar marque down 16 percent to 86,270, the automaker said in a statement.
Semiconductor shortages hit the company hard in the final quarter of the year with sales down 14 percent to 80,126, it said.
JLR struggled to fulfil orders last year, especially for the newest models. It said that back orders for all models were 154,000, with 36,000 for the Defender off-roader and 30,000 for the latest-generation Range Rover luxury SUV.
The order figure is up from 128,000 the brand quoted in November.
JLR has been focusing on higher-margin models for the chips available, which has hurt sales of the Jaguar brand.