Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, reported its best ever August retail sales of 36,926 vehicles, up 26% compared to August 2015. The monthâ€™s performance has been driven by strong sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar F-PACE and XE. Jaguar Land Rover sold 372,978 vehicles in the first eight months of 2016, 24% up on the same period in the prior year.
In August, Jaguar Land Rover has delivered particularly solid performances in North America and Europe with retail sales increasing by 45% and 37% respectively compared to the previous year. Retail sales were 36% up in China, 3% down in the UK, and 2% down in other overseas markets.
Jaguar recorded its best August ever, delivering 10,868 vehicles, up 104% on the previous year, reflecting the strong launch of the F-PACE as well as continued solid sales of the XE. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 85,726 up 72% year-on-year.
Land Rover strengthened its position as a world-leading manufacturer of all-terrain SUVs, with its strongest August sales of 26,058 vehicles, up 9% year-on-year. The strong sales were led by the Discovery Sport, retailing 7,053 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 287,252 vehicles, 14% up on the prior year.