Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) posted its fifth consecutive record-breaking sales month along with the best ever sales in May.
The all-new Jaguar F-Pace helped Jaguar Land Rover to record sales of 44,946 vehicles, up 18% on May 2015. The carmaker sold 245,100 vehicles in the first five months of 2016, 23% up on the same period in the prior year.
The Jaguar F-Pace, which is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the UK, has seen impressive results this month, with more than 3,000 vehicles sold worldwide. The new family sports car is the company’s fastest-selling Jaguar ever.
Sales for the month of May were up year-on-year across all regions: 28% in China, 24% in Europe, 23% in the UK and 8% in North America. Other overseas markets were up 6% year-on-year.
Commenting on the performance, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director said: “Following its UK and US launch this month, I am delighted to see that response to the new Jaguar F-PACE has been extremely positive – with over 3,000 global sales this month. We are committed to exceeding our customers' expectations by delivering the highest standards of quality and technology and by producing exceptional premium vehicles.”
Also read: JLR posts hat-trick of global sales records in FY2016
Land Rover strengthened its SUV sales portfolio with record May sales of 34,313 vehicles in the month, up 6% year-on-year, of which China was up 29%. The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing 10,075 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 196,620 vehicles, 16% up on the prior year.
Jaguar recorded its best May in over a decade, delivering 10,633 vehicles, up 90% on the previous year, reflecting the strong launch of the F-Pace as well as continued solid sales of the XE and XF. This month, the company performed strongly across Europe, where sales were 281% up on the prior year. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 48,480 up 60% year-on-year.
- JLR boosts Tata Motors’ Q4 profits by 200%
- JLR takes on Range Rover Evoque copycat LandWind X7