Best ever April for Jaguar Land Rover as sales rise 12%

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading luxury car producer, experienced its best ever April last month with sales of 28,503 cars, a 12% increase on the same period last year.

Sales of both Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles rose in every region for the automotive giant, with the Asia Pacific region having the highest figures of 37%, followed by the UK at 32% and China with 10%.

North America and Europe trailed with 6% and 2% respectively, yet overall figures for the year so far are up 16% on the same period last year, with the figure at 143,974.

Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover’s director of group sales operations, said: “This is a positive start to our second quarter sales and continues the growth trend seen in the first three months of the year.

“Sales of the Jaguar XF remain buoyant across many of our key markets and we are seeing the positive impact of the all new Range Rover with approaching 15,000 cars sold in the first four months of this year.”

Sales remain on course to beat 2012’s sales total of 357,553, which was a 30% rise on the previous year’s figures, highlighting the resurgence of the UK automotive sector.