Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, last month sold 32,477 vehicles - its best ever May, an increase of 12% versus the same period last year. During the first five months of the year, Jaguar Land Rover sold 176,451vehicles, up 15%.
May sales were up for Jaguar Land Rover in every major region with Asia Pacific up 41%, Europe up 16%, the China Region up 11%, North America up 10%, the UK up 2%, and other overseas markets up 16%. The same trend is reflected in the first five months of the year with sales up 25% in Asia Pacific, 17% in the UK and China Region, 13% in North America, 9% in Europe and 21% in other overseas markets.
In May, Jaguar sold 6,174 vehicles, up 36% with sales of the XF up 32% reflecting the continuing demand for the V6 and 2.0l petrol engines and the AWD and Sportbrake derivatives. Jaguar grew in all of the major regions with the China Region up 98%, Asia Pacific up 37%, North America up 34%, Europe up 20%, the UK up 12% and other overseas markets up 26%.
Calendar year to date, Jaguar sold 31,062 vehicles, up 29% with increases in each major region: 82% in the China Region, 24% in the UK, 20% in Asia Pacific, 18% in Europe, 15% in North America, and 21% in other overseas markets.
Land Rover sold 26,303 vehicles in May, up 8% with Asia Pacific up 42%, Europe up 15%, North American up 3%, and the UK and China Region flat versus the same period last year, owing to production scheduling and run out of Range Rover Sport.
Calendar year to date, Land Rover sold 145,389 vehicles, up 13% with Freelander up 32% and all-new Range Rover retailing 18,678 units. By region, sales were up 27% in Asia Pacific, 15% in the UK, 12% in North America, 8% in the China Region and Europe and 21% in other overseas markets.