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Monday, 17 April 2017
USA SALES MARCH - JLR - The UK brand had it's best ever month thanks to a huge Jaguar increase.
Best Ever Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales month
Jaguar sales increase 132 percent for the brand’s best sales month since 2003
Jaguar XE and F-PACE each have their best sales month since going on sale in 2016
Best March sales ever for Jaguar F-TYPE
Second Best Ever Land Rover U.S. March Sales Month despite the runout of the outgoing Land Rover LR4 model.
Range Rover Evoque has its best sales month ever
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC today reported March 2017 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 4,953 units, a 132 percent increase from 2,133 units in March 2016; Land Rover sales reached 7,965 units, down 9 percent from record March sales of 8,733 units in 2016; Jaguar Land Rover March U.S. sales for both brands hit 12,918 units, a 19 percent increase from 10,866 units in March 2016; making it the best ever Jaguar Land Rover sales month. Year to date, Jaguar Land Rover is up 21 percent in the United States.
“We are proud that both Jaguar and Land Rover finished our fiscal year on a high note in March, establishing record-breaking U.S. sales numbers for the company as a whole, as well as Range Rover Evoque, F-PACE and XE,” said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC.
“Jaguar has maintained its 2016 sales momentum and Land Rover is set for growth this year as we launch the new Discovery and Range Rover Velar.”
For the full year 2016, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales were up 24 percent to 105,104 units sold, compared to 85,048 units sold in 2015. With this performance, 2016 becomes the new U.S. high water mark for Jaguar and Land Rover brands’ combined sales, surpassing previous high of 102,191 sales achieved in 2002.
U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
For the month of March, Land Rover sales hit 7,965 units sold, the second best ever March retail month for the brand (March 2016 holds the record for best sales month ever), despite the runout of the Land Rover LR4. The new Discovery seven-passenger SUV goes on sale this spring.
For the month of March, the Range Rover Sport was the volume leader hitting 2,251 units sold.
Range Rover hit 1,991 sales, up 11 percent. The Range Rover Evoque set an all-time monthly sales record with 1,818 units sold, an increase of 111 percent versus 862 in 2016.
The 2017 Land Rover model line-up features five models: The all-new Discovery, which replaces the LR4, features a radical new design language for the full-size, optional seven passenger SUV and all-new levels of refinement, passenger technology and driver assistance options.
The Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque continue steadfast, both powered by 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engines.
The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport model lines expand for 2017 each with a new model. Replacing the limited edition HST model in the Range Rover Sport line-up, the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic features a 380-hp supercharged V6 engine, dynamic body trim appointments and black trim finishes.
Within the full-size Range Rover line-up, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has introduced the SVAutobiography Dynamic.
Based off of the long wheelbase SVAutobiography, the SVAutobiography Dynamic offers a driver focused experience through a standard wheelbase, suspension and chassis tuning and a lowered ride height.
Both Range Rover model lines feature five powertrain options – a 340-hp supercharged V6, a 380-hp supercharged V6, a 510-hp supercharged V8, a 550-hp supercharged V8 and a new 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel.
For the month of March, Jaguar sales were 4,953 units, a 132 percent increase from 2,133 units in March 2016; making it the best Jaguar sales month since 2003.
The Jaguar F- PACE and XE set a new record for monthly sales. The Jaguar F-PACE hit 2,187 units sold, making it the brand’s volume leader for the month, and the XE hit 1,336 units sold. The Jaguar F-TYPE had its best March ever with 492 sales.
Jaguar launched two new entry luxury vehicles in 2016: 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.
The XE is available with two gasoline engines, a 240-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and a 340-hp supercharged V6. The F-PACE is available with the same 340-hp supercharged V6, as well as a 380-hp supercharged V6 in the ‘S’ model.
Both vehicles are available with a 180-hp turbocharged diesel engine, which returns 42mpg highway(2) on Jaguar XE models and 33mpg highway(2) on F-PACE models.
The Jaguar XF is now offered with three available powertrains, two supercharged V6 powertrains producing 340- and 380-hp and a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder diesel offering an EPA certified 42mpg highway.2
The 2017 Jaguar XJ retains its position within the Jaguar line-up as the pinnacle in luxury for the brand.
It continues to be 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. For 2017, the Jaguar F-TYPE offers buyers with an all-new derivative in the F-TYPE SVR.
Powered by the brand’s proven supercharged V8 engine, the F-TYPE SVR has been further enhanced to offer 575-hp and 516-lb. ft. of torque enabling a top speed of 200mph(4),(5) and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds.(4)
All new 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 & Remote™.(3)
(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 March vary. See your local authorized Jaguar or Land Rover Retailer for details.
(2) EPA estimates the diesel powertrain on the F-PACE will offer 26mpg city/ 33mpg highway. EPA estimates the diesel powertrain on the XE will offer 32mpg city/ 42mpg highway. EPA estimates 31mpg city/ 42mpg highway for the diesel XF. Actual mileage may vary.
(3) Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.
(4) Always follow local speed limits.
(5) F-TYPE SVR Coupe top speed is 200mph. F-TYPE SVR Convertible top speed is 195mph.