JLR's sales figures have recently been sizeable, the envy of many of the company's rivals. The latest news continues this upward trend, as reported in Jaguar Land Rover's September sales report released last week.
Land Rover retailed 37,240 vehicles in September, down 1% year-on-year compared to last September. The new Discovery Sport currently outsells the Freelander it replaced by a rather sizeable 30% - with the Range Rover up 6% and Range Rover Sport up 11%.
‘The all-new Jaguar XE and the all-new Discovery Sport continued to impress this month, retailing more than 13,000 vehicles in total’ Andy Goss, JLR Group Sales Operations Director commented.
‘Sales in the UK, Europe and North America have shown impressive growth year-to-date and despite a challenging macro-economic environemt, particularly in China, customer demand for both our Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles remains encouraging’.
JLR’s regional year-to-date performance indicates a growth rate of 21% in Europe, with 18% in North America and 15% in Britain. Overseas sales are down 12%, while the China Region suffered a 29% drop.
Sluggish sales in China are attributed to the continued slowing of economic circumstances, together with new model transitions and the Evoque copy-cat battle with LandWind.
In addition, as LRO previously reported, Jaguar Land Rover held nearly 6000 vehicles at the Tianjin port during the tragic events and loss of life during August this year. The majority of these cars were either completely destroyed or substantially damaged. It is estimated that it may be some time before Jaguar Land Rover know the full extent of recoveries and insurance.