Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, last month sold 28,503 vehicles - its best ever April, an increase of 12% versus the same period last year. During the first four months of the year, Jaguar Land Rover sold 143,974 vehicles, up 16%.
April sales were up for Jaguar Land Rover in every major region: with Asia Pacific up 37%, the UK up 32%, the China Region up 10%, North America up 6%, Europe up 2% and other overseas markets up 11%. The same trend is reflected in the first four months of the year with sales up 21% in Asia Pacific, 20% in the UK, 18% in the China Region, 13% in North America, 8% in Europe and 22% in other overseas markets.
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".
In April, Jaguar sold 4,711 vehicles up 12%, with sales of the XF up 26% reflecting the impact of the V6 and 2.0l petrol engines and the AWD and Sportbrake derivatives. Markets which delivered strong performances in the month included: Australia up 78%, Korea up 47%, UK up 34%, China Region up 25% and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) up 27%.
Calendar year to date, Jaguar sold 24,888 vehicles up 27% with increases in each major region: 78% in the China Region, 26% in the UK, 17% in Asia Pacific, 17% in Europe, 10% in North America, and 20% in other overseas markets.
Land Rover sold 23,792 vehicles in April up 12% with sales growth reflected in all major regions: Asia Pacific up 39%, UK up 31%, China Region up 8%, North American and Europe both up by 6% and other overseas markets up 12%. Markets worthy of note include Japan up 114%, Korea up 102%, Belgium up 54%, MENA up 55%, Germany up 20% and Brazil up 14%.
Calendar year to date, Land Rover sold 119,086 vehicles up 14% with a particularly strong performance from Freelander up 36%. Increases in each major region are as follows: 23% in Asia Pacific, 14% in North America, 19% in the UK, 10% in the China Region, 6% in Europe and 22% in other overseas markets.