A new long-term industrial strategy to help Midlands car firms like Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota is being launched today.
Business Secretary Vince Cable, who's chair of the Automotive Council, will outline plans which it's hoped will boost car sales to other countries.
The council's co-chair Professor Richard Parry-Jones will also help launch the initiative at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Car Sales Figures
Last year was the best ever for Land Rover sales, selling nearly 55,000 vehicles in the UK, and retail sales were up nearly 20% for the firm, with 68,586 cars sold in 2012.
The company is predicting a positive outlook for 2013, thanks to new products including Jaguar F-TYPE and All-New Range Rover.
Jaguar Landrover China Deal
Jaguar Landrover has been given approval by the Chinese Government to build cars in China as early as 2014.
In a joint venture with Cherry Automobile Jaguar Land Rover will build 30,000 Jaguars, 43,000 Range Rover Evoques and 34,000 Freelanders.