Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has become Britain's largest car manufacturer after its three UK factories passed the 500,000 production milestone in 2015.

JLR's annual output has risen by almost 70 per cent since it was taken over by Tata in 2009. It has also invested £11bn in research and development to expand and improve its range.

Last year, it launched 11 new and enhanced cars to the market, including the Jaguar XE and XF and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) also revealed that the British car making industry had its best year in a decade, building 1.6 million vehicles.

Wolfgang Stadler, JLR's executive director of manufacturing, said: "Britain is the beating heart of our business, so becoming the country's largest vehicle manufacturer is a remarkable achievement, demonstrating our steadfast commitment to the UK manufacturing sector.

"2015 was a challenging year for the industry against a backdrop of socio economic instability, but it is a testament to our strong product range and dedicated team of employees that Jaguar Land Rover has delivered year on year growth, with more exciting products to come."

Source: TheInsider  

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