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Land Rover sales rise in Europe

11th May 1985, Page 14
11th May 1985
Page 14
Page 14, 11th May 1985 — Land Rover sales rise in Europe
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SALES of Land Rover and Range Rover in Europe are up. During the first quarter of this year, Land Rover sold 1,097 vehicles on the Continent representing a rise of 24 per cent over the same period in 1984.

The March sales figures of 435 units were "particularly good" according to LR, being 38 per cent up on the March 1984 total of 316 vehicles. Markets showing noticeable increases included France, Belgium, Denmark and Austria.

Range Rover sales on the continent totalled 1,602 during the first quarter, while the March figure of 602 units was the best month ever recorded.

Freight Rover, BL's van building subsidiary, is also aiming to improve its continental sales.

Following the recent launch of the wide-bodied Sherpa in Belgium it will appear in Spain for the first time at the Barcelona Show next week.

Two left-hand drive models will be offered — the longwheelbase 350 chassis cab and the short wheelbase high-roof 350 van. Both vehicles will be powered by the 52kW (70hp) 2.5-_litre Land Rover diesel engine.


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