Jaguar Land Rover posts record half-year sales

Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by Thomas Colson

Jaguar Land Rover has delivered its strongest half year sales performance to date in the first half of 2014, up 14% year-on-year.

The Coventry-based manufacturer sold 240,372 vehicles in the year to June, which is more than in the whole of 2010.

Jaguar sales rose 16% year-on-year, retailing 43,587 vehicles in the year to date.

Land Rover sold 196,785 vehicles, up 14%.

In the month of June, Jaguar Land Rover retailed 39,594 vehicles, up 17%.

Andy Goss, sales operations director of Jaguar Land Rover Group, said: “It is very encouraging to see both of our Jaguar and Land Rover brands delivering such strong performances for the first half of 2014.”

“Range Rover Sport sales are up … since last year and, 21 months since it was rolled out, the Range Rover remains strong, with sales performance continuing to grow year-on-year.”

The strong figures posted by Jaguar Land Rover underline an impressive performance by the UK automotive sector this year.

Sussex-based manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motors this week posted record half-year sales figures.

A report released last week by the The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) showed that 1.29m new cars were registered in the first six months of the year, representing a 10.6% rise and the best half-year total since 2005.

The Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s most popular car, selling 70,000 units in the year-to-date. The Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa are the second and third most popular, selling 45,000 and 42,000 units respectively.

June was a record 28th consecutive month of growth for the industry. Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said that the market was growing faster than anticipated.

Hawes said: “Improving economic conditions have helped propel the UK new car market to a strong first half-year performance.”

“The overall market has risen faster than we were expecting but, after a bumper March, growth is showing signs of stabilising around our forecast level,” he added.