By Jonathan Davies

Jaguar Land Rover has recalled as many as 36,000 vehicles in China after a state TV programme raised complaints about its gearboxes.

The manufacturer has recalled the Range Rover Evoque SUV models and said it will extend the warranty for those affected.

The programme accused Jaguar Land Rover of not responding to customer complaints about the gearboxes. And Nissan, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz' joint ventures in China have been accused of over-charging and service outlets.

In addition to the recall, Jaguar Land Rover apologised to customers on China's version of Twitter.

It comes as a big blow to the company, which has invested heavily in opening its first £1bn factory in Shanghai.