The Discovery Sport sold a healthy 5577 in April 2015, which is 700 more than the number of Freelander 2s (the model which the Discovery Sport replaced) that Land Rover was able to shift in the same month last year. Discoverys and Range Rovers are both up 18%, and the Range Rover Sport is also up 5%.
The biggest increase came from the Defender, which saw a 23% rise in sales. However, Defender sales tend to be volatile, with small volumes coupled with sporadic fleet or military orders often creating monthly spikes that make overall trends difficult to distinguish.
That said, it’s no surprise that Defenders are in high demand in their last year of UK production, especially as final orders are likely to be as soon as June.
It’s a continuation of a persistent trend of growth for the British manufacturer, which experienced its strongest ever year of sales in 2014.