Jaguar Land Rover reports record August sales, up 26%

JLRTata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) reported its best ever August retail sales of 36,926 vehicles, up 26% compared to August 2015, said the company.

The month’s performance has been driven by strong sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar F-PACE and XE, JLR added.

JLR sold 3,72,978 vehicles in the first eight months of 2016, 24% up on the same period in the prior year.

In August, Jaguar Land Rover had sales growth in North America and Europe with retail sales increasing by 45% and 37% respectively compared to the previous year.

Retail sales were 36% up in China, 3% down in the UK, and 2% down in other overseas markets.

Jaguar recorded its best August ever delivering 10,868 vehicles up 104% on the previous year owing to the launch of F-PACE as well as continued sales growth of the XE.

Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 85,726 up 72% year-on-year.

Land Rover recorded strongest August sales of 26,058 vehicles up 9% year-on-year. The strong sales were led by the Discovery Sport which sold 7,053 vehicles.

Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 287,252 vehicles, 14% up on the prior year.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited is a British multinational automotive company and a subsidiary of Indian automaker Tata Motors since 2008.

The Jaguar Cars and Land Rover businesses were first united under a single entity by Ford Motor Company.