Jaguar Land Rover named the UK’s biggest car manufacturer once again
JLR were responsible for making three out of every 10 vehicles in the UK in 2016
In 2016, British car manufacturers Jaguar Land Rover were responsible for making three out of every 10 vehicles here in the UK, so as a result of these figures, the company have been named the UK’s biggest car manufacturer once again.
JLR managed to produce 544,401 vehicles last year, which accounts for 30% of all cars manufactured here in Britain in 2016, resulting in an overall increase in production of 8% compared to 2015.
The company’s annual production has increased by a staggering 245% since 2009, with the number of cars made that year standing at 158,000.
Last year’s figures for the company further emphasize the impressive turn-around that Jaguar Land Rover has gone through during the last few years.
Global Sales director for Jaguar Land Rover, Andy Goss, said: “Jaguar Land Rover has once again shown that investment in new models, skills and advanced technology are critically important to ensure Britain has a thriving automotive industry.”
Mr Goss also spoke about what an achievement it was for JLR to be crowned the UK’s biggest automotive business once again, saying how proud they were to be able to call themselves a British company.
“We are committed to ensuring manufacturing remains the backbone of the British economy,” added Mr Goss.
The company puts last year’s success down to their bold investment program, introducing 15 new and refined models to the automotive market.
Their new Jaguar F-Pace was JLR’s highest-volume model, increasing Jaguar production by an impressive 67%.
The highest-volume model for Land Rover was the Range Rover Evoque, which benefited from an increase in production thanks to the introduction of a convertible alternative.
For JLR, export plays a huge role, with 80% of cars made at one of the company’s three manufacturing sites across the UK sent to around 136 foreign marketplaces.
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the second largest car manufacturer in the UK last year was the Japanese automotive company Nissan, with 507,444 vehicles produced. Third place was filled by Mini, who produced 210,973 vehicles in 2016.