Strong sales across Europe helped car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover achieve its strongest global October sales to date, selling 46,325 vehicles, up 12% year-on-year.
The month’s performance was reportedly driven by improved sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Range Rover Evoque and the Jaguar F-PACE.
Jaguar Land Rover sold 480,349 vehicles in the first ten months of 2016, up 23% on the same period in the prior year.
The firm delivered solid retail sales growth across all key regions year on year, with Europe up 33%, China increasing by 29%, North America boosted by 25%, UK up 22% and other overseas markets growth of 4%.
Andy Goss, JLR group sales operations director, said: “With our most engaging product line up to date we are continuing to see positive sales momentum. Impressive performances across Europe and China have boosted our year-to-date sales to over 480,000 vehicles.”
Jaguar recorded its best ever October, delivering 14,402 vehicles, up 92% on the previous year, reflecting continued success of the F-PACE. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 117,768, up 74% year-on-year.
Land Rover sold 31,923 vehicles in October. The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing 9,605 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 362,581 vehicles, 12% up on the prior year.
- Jaguar Land Rover sales up 12% in October
- Sales in Europe up 33%
- Calendar year to date, Jaguar sells 117,768 vehicles – up 74%
- Calendar year to date, Land Rover sells 362,581 vehicles – up 12%
JLR is the largest automotive manufacturer in Britain. Over the past five years, the firm has doubled sales and employment, more than tripled turnover and invested over £12 billion in new product creation and capital expenditure.
Jaguar Land Rover is one of the UK’s largest exporters and generates over 80% of its revenue from exports.