Jaguar’s F-PACE drives up JLR sales
The all-new Jaguar F-Pace is a sexy looking SUV if ever there was one, so it’s no wonder that this car has helped propel Jaguar Land Rover’s May sales to the best ever.
This is the company’s fifth consecutive record-breaking month. Jaguar Land Rover sold 245,100 vehicles in the first five months of 2016, which is 23% more vehicles this year than over the same period last year.
The F-Pace, which is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the UK, has seen impressive results this month, with more than 3 000 vehicles sold worldwide. The new family sports car (isn’t that an oxymoron?)is the company’s fastest selling Jaguar ever.
Land Rover strengthened its position as a world-leading manufacturer of all-terrain SUVs, with record May sales of 34 313 vehicles in the month, up 6% year-on-year, of which China was up 29%. The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing an impressive 10 075 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 196,620 vehicles, 16% up on the prior year.
Jaguar recorded its best May in over a decade, delivering 10 633 vehicles, up 90% on the previous year, reflecting the strong launch of the F-PACE as well as continued solid sales of the XE and XF. This month, Jaguar performed very strongly across all regions, notably in Europe, where sales were 281% up on the prior year. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 48 480 up 60% year-on-year.