Ford's UK SUV division Land Rover plans to open a representative office for Jaguar in Russia, the company told Prime-Tass.

Jaguar Land Rover Russia will import all Jaguar cars to Russia, the company told the news agency.

At first, Jaguars will be sold through the three existing dealerships, two in Moscow and one in St. Petersburg but the number of dealerships would increase by the end of 2005. The number and location of the new dealerships were not specified.

In January-September, Land Rover sold 1,793 vehicles in Russia, up 60% year on year. In 2003, the company sold 1,582 vehicles, Prime-Tass noted.