(Reuters) - British luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, owned by Tata Motors Ltd, expects its China sales to grow 20 percent this year, Greater China head Bob Grace said on Tuesday.

The target compares with a rise of around 40 percent last year which Grace partly attributed to a larger base of comparison.

Grace was speaking with reporters in the eastern Chinese city of Changshu, where Jaguar Land Rover's first overseas factory is beginning production.