Whitley, UK: Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, today reported its best ever November retail sales of 47,588 vehicles, up 2% compared to November 2015.
The year-on-year growth in retail volumes was driven by strong sales of the new Jaguar XF (with the addition of the long wheel base XFL in China) and F-PACE as well as continuing solid sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Sport, offset partially by the run-out of Land Rover Discovery in advance of the all-new model in 2017.
Jaguar Land Rover delivered solid retail sales growth across the majority of key regions for November year on year, with China (up 42%) and North America (up 20%) partially offset by softer sales in the UK (down 13%), Europe (down 6%) and in other overseas markets, which include Russia and Brazil (down 25%). Jaguar Land Rover sold 527,937 vehicles in the first 11 months of 2016, 21% up on the same period in the prior year.
Commenting on the performance, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director, said: "These are solid results underpinned by encouraging performance in China, where our sales are growing healthily in an incredibly competitive environment. Sales in our Land Rover brand have been affected by the run-out ofthe Land Rover Defender and the current Land Rover Discovery model, but our growing order bank for the New Discovery gives us confidence for 2017.
“Meanwhile, the Jaguar brand continues to show strong growth, primarily driven by XF and F-PACE which have inspired a new generation of customers to try the Jaguar experience.”
Jaguar recorded its best November ever, with retail sales reaching 14,613 vehicles, up 83% compared to November last year, and driven by continuing strong sales of the new XF and the F-PACE. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 132,381, up 75% year-on-year.
Land Rover recorded November sales of 32,975 vehicles, down 14% on November 2015, as continuing solid sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Sport were offset by lower volumes of the discontinued Land Rover Defender and outgoing Discovery. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 395,556 vehicles, 9% up on the prior year.