Land Rover sales in the UK for May 2010 were 3,040 (up 64% on the same period last year). Sales for the year are strong, (up 60% year to date) with a total of over 20,000 sold.
Sales have been improving consistently since the launch of the 2010 model year range which boasts the latest, most efficient, and technologically advanced line-up for Land Rover in its history. Range Rover is the strongest performer showing a 121% improvement in vehicle registrations. The Freelander 2 continues to be the best-seller with a 60% improvement versus May 2009 and a 77% increase year to date.
Discovery 4 is up 87%, Range Rover Sport up 58% and Defender is up by 32%. Land Rover's share of the UK off-road market in May is 26.9% (up 5.8%).
Land Rover sales globally are up 42.3% for May 2010 versus 2009 with 15,181 vehicles sold. Sales are up 36.5% year to date. All global markets have shown an increase versus May last year. The top five markets for May 2010 (versus May 2009) are as follows;
UK - 3,040 - up 64%?
North America - 2,935 - up 24%?
China - 2,026 - up 104%?
Italy - 1,133 - up 25.9%?
Middle East & North Africa - 812 - up 28.7%
The Land Rover Freelander 2 continues to be the best-selling model globally with sales up year to date by 23.3% with over 23,000 vehicles sold.