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Sunday, 6 November 2016
USA SALES OCTOBER - The Two British Brands Jaguar Land Rover have pushed sales higher than ever before.
Best Ever Jaguar Land Rover U.S. October sales month , up 7 percent
Jaguar XE sports sedan, and F-PACE SUV drive Jaguar U.S. sales up 226 percent for best October sales month since 2004
Land Rover U.S. sales hit second highest October total
Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery Sport drive Land Rover U.S. sales up 8 percent for the year
Jaguar Land Rover today reported October 2016 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 3,219 units, a 226 percent increase from 988 units in October 2015; Land Rover sales reached 5,532 units, the 2nd highest October ever and down 23 percent from record sales of 7,199 units in October 2015; Jaguar Land Rover October U.S. sales for both brands hit 8,751 units, a 7 percent increase from 8,187 units in October 2015; making it the best ever Jaguar Land Rover October sales month.
Year-to-date, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached 83,491, up 23 percent from 67,806 units in 2015.
“Jaguar Land Rover continues to increase its U.S. presence with a seven percent increase for the month, and 23 percent increase for the year, due to both brands’ strong product portfolios,” said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, North America, LLC. “We are thrilled that Jaguar is tracking to be the fastest growing brand in the U.S. and is nearing a 100 percent increase for the year on the strength of a number of new products.”
U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
For the month of October, Land Rover sales hit 5,532 units sold, the second highest October ever for the brand (October of 215 was the all-time October high for the brand in the U.S.) For the month of October, the Range Rover Sport was the volume leader hitting 1,580 units sold.
Range Rover hit 1,223 and sales of the Discovery Sport hit 1,099 units. The Discovery family will be expanded in 2017 with the introduction of the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery.
In the U.S., year to date through October, Land Rover is continuing to grow its record levels with sales up 8 percent to 59,923 units sold versus 55,602 in 2015. Diesel powered versions of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport continue to play an important role in the lineup with a 16.5 percent take rate year to date.
The 2016 Land Rover model line-up features five models: The Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, both powered by 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engines; the LR4, powered by a 340-hp supercharged V6 engine; and the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport available with five powertrain options – a 340-hp supercharged V6 petrol, a 380-hp supercharged V6 petrol, a 510-hp supercharged V8 petrol, a 550-hp supercharged V8 petrol and a new 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel.
For the month of October, Jaguar sales were 3,219 units, a 226 percent increase from 988 units in October 2015; making it the best Jaguar October sales month since 2004.
October marked the fifth full sales month of Jaguar’s two new entry luxury vehicles: the 2017 XE compact luxury sedan, starting at $34,900(1), and the 2017 F-PACE compact luxury SUV, starting at $40,990(1). Competitively priced within their respective segments, these two new models appeal to an all new segment of buyers for the brand. Both vehicles are available with a supercharged V6 engine producing levels of refinement that have become expected of Jaguar vehicles, as well as a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel, which returns 42mpg highway on Jaguar XE models.
The Jaguar XE hit 941 units sold and the F-PACE hit 1,240 units sold making it the brand’s volume leader for the month. Sales of the F-TYPE hit 393 units and the all-new, redesigned Jaguar XF hit 310 units, up 14 percent from 273 in 2015.
In the U.S., year to date through October, Jaguar is nearing a doubling of volume with sales up 93 percent to 23,568 units sold versus 12,204 in 2015.
Receiving its mid-cycle refresh for 2016, the full-size Jaguar XJ sedan, available with three powertrain options – a 340-HP supercharged V6, a 470-hp supercharged V8 and a 550-hp supercharged V8 – is offered in both standard and long wheelbase lengths in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. Completely redesigned for the 2016 model year, the mid-size Jaguar XF sedan is offered with two supercharged V6 powertrains producing 340- and 380-hp and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE is newly available with options of all-wheel drive and a manual transmission. Available powertrains include two supercharged V6 engines producing 340- and 380-hp and a 550-hp supercharged V8 all available in both in coupe and convertible body styles across four trim levels.
Starting with 2016 model year vehicles, the Jaguar model line-up features an improved competitive value position via steps such as increased standard equipment or new lower MSRP choices by model. Also starting in model year 2016, all Jaguar models come standard with Jaguar EliteCare, an ownership package with class-leading five-years or 60,000-mile warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Protect & RemoteTM2.
(1) All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability October vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.