• The Range Rover Sport is the most popular British vehicle in China

The Range Rover Sport is the most popular British vehicle in China (Photo : Getty Images News)

China remains the third biggest export destination for British cars, with demand bouncing back 3.1 percent in 2016 after falling 37.5 percent the previous year, according to the latest report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The Range Rover Sport and the Land Rover Discovery are the two top-selling British automotive models in China, followed by Jaguar F Pace at third, and the MINI and Range Rover at fourth and fifth place, respectively.

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Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of SMMT, the organization representing the U.K. automotive industry, noted that China is the world's largest car market and an important export destination for the UK automotive industry.

He added that China is also a crucial trading partner in terms of materials and components.

Last year, there were 1,722,698 vehicles rolled off production lines from 15 British manufacturers, rising by 10.3 percent to an all-time high of 1,354,216. It is also an 8.5 percent from the total production in 2015 and the highest output since 1999.

The production growth was driven by overseas demand, with eight out of every 10 cars manufactured in Britain being exported.

Bulk of the British car export growth went across Europe, which is continuing economic recovery. British car production for Europe was up by 7.5 percent to 758,680 from last year.

Domestic demand for British-built cars also grew last year, up 2.4 percent in the year, and Britain remains the second largest car market in Europe, again after Germany.

British cars are known for remarkable engineering technology made by a workforce committed to quality.