First time for everything: Land Rover passes 200,000 in sales

Land Rover has broken the 200,000 sales barrier for the first time in its 59 year history. The SUV maker reached 205,717 in November, 27 percent ahead of the same period in 2006. Markets such as Russia, China and Spain reported their best month ever in November.

“This is a significant milestone in Land Rover’s history and puts us on a firm footing as we approach our 60th anniversary. This sales achievement has been driven by exciting new product with improved environmental performance. Confidence is high ““ we’re firmly in the black with innovative new products that will continue Land Rover’s sustainable development,” said Land Rover’s Managing Director, Phil Popham.

According the press release, the Range Rover diesel V8 and the Freelander 2 accounted for most of the sales worldwide.

Land Rover is expected to show up in Detroit with a fuel-efficient concept called the ‘Landia,’ that will supposedly be aimed at the BMW X3 and the upcoming Mercedes GLK.


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