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Tuesday, 11 October 2016
UK SALES SEPT - Jaguar Land Rover produces Best-ever September UK sales retailing 20,977 vehicles, up 31%.
One Jaguar Land Rover vehicle made its way onto a UK drivewayevery twominutes in September
Best-ever September UK sales retailing 20,977vehicles, up31%on the same period in 2015
Land Rover sold14,556vehicles with the Range Rover Evoque continuing to set the benchmark
The award-winning F-PACE drives Jaguar to record September performance, with the sports marque retailing 6,421vehicles
Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest car manufacturer, today announced its best-ever September UK sales retailing 20,977 vehicles, up 31% on the same period in 2015.
Both brands contributed to the strong performance, delivering their best September sales figures on record. Land Rover, spearheaded by the Range Rover Evoque, sold 14,556 vehicles, up 30%, while Jaguar sold 6,421 vehicles, surpassing the brand’s previous best September in 2004.
Jaguar has retailed 26,366 vehicles in the first nine months of 2016, up 47% on the same period last year while Land Rover has sold 66,978 vehicles, up 16%.
Commenting on the performance, Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director said:
“It’s no secret that September is an important month for manufacturers and we aredelighted with this result. It shows that not only is Jaguar Land Rover delivering greatvehicles, but we aredelivering new products that car-buyers want.”
“The Evoque Convertible has added another, desirable string to the bow of the RangeRover Evoque which continues to dominate its segment, retailing4,657 vehicles, up 142%on September 2015. For Jaguar, the multi-award winning F-PACE continues to capture theimagination of UK buyers, enjoying its best month since launch, with 2,367 leaving UKshowrooms.”
Jaguar, which last week announced the intention to add an XF Sportbrake to its line-up, saw a sales increase of 33% on September 2015. The F-TYPE, boosted by the introduction of the SVR edition, enjoyed an impressive month, retailing 343 vehicles, up 74% on the same period last year. The all-new XF marked its first full-year of sales with 1,545 retails while the Jaguar XE, Auto Express’ Compact Executive Car of the Year, continued to make a dent in its competitive segment, retailing 2,026 vehicles.
The Discovery Sport, Land Rover’s second-fastest selling model of all time, continues to be a sales success with its versatile package resulting in 4,359 retails, up 81% on September 2015. A week after the business unveiled its successor in Paris, with a world-record-setting reveal taking place here in the UK, the current Discovery reported an impressive month of sales. The iconic model retailed 2,542, up 60% on the same period last year.
It’s an exciting week for the business with Panasonic Jaguar Racing set to make its FIA Formula E debut in the season opening race in Hong Kong’s iconic central harbour-front district this Sunday.