China places 'significant' Jaguar Land Rover order

Merseyside-based car giant Jaguar Land Rover has signed a "very significant" order to supply 13,000 vehicles to China.
The firm said it was pleased to confirm that a memorandum of understanding had been signed with one of its major business partners in China for the supply of the vehicles over a three-year period.

"This is a very significant order, underlines the importance of the Chinese market and the commitment of our partner," said a spokesman.

"Sales of our vehicles in China have been growing rapidly over recent years and it is now already established as our fifth-largest market in the world.

"The confirmation provides us with a solid base on which to further build our presence in this key emerging market and is particularly welcomed at this challenging time for us and the automotive industry."

Jaguar Land Rover employs thousands of workers in the UK at sites including Halewood on Merseyside and Castle Bromwich and Solihull in the West Midlands.