Summer sales success for Land Rover

A hot August in terms of sales for Land Rover has put the firm on track to reach its third successive record year.

Over the course of the month, the manufacturer sold more than 15,000 vehicles – 13 per cent more than in 2006 – catapulting the company to its strongest position in its history.

Freelander 2’s launch, in addition to the popularity of the Range Rover, has helped the company achieve this, while the introduction of the environmentally-friendly V8 diesel engine may also be a factor.

"To achieve this level of growth in both new and established markets against a background of intense competition is testament to the strength, desirability and relevance of the Land Rover brand and the truly impressive model line up," said managing director Phil Popham.

The headquarters of the company can be found in Gaydon, Warwickshire.


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