JLR reports 12% growth in April sales

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Whitley, UK – Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, today reported total retail sales of 45,180 vehicles in April 2018, up 11.9% year-on-year. Sales were primarily driven by the introduction of new models including the Range Rover Velar (winner of the 2018 World Car Design of the Year award), Land Rover Discovery and the Jaguar E-PACE. Retail sales for April were up significantly year-on-year in China (28.9%), the UK (25.9%), Overseas markets (21.3%} and North America (2.5%) but down in Europe (-10.2%), with continuing uncertainty over diesel in the UK and Europe.

Jaguar retail sales were 13,289 vehicles in April, up 8.0% on April last year, thanks to the introduction of the E-PACE and supported by sales of the new long-wheelbase XEL from the company’s joint venture in China. This success was partially offset by lower sales of the- F-PACE and other models. The Jaguar I-PACE is now available to order with retail deliveries expected to begin this summer.

 

Land Rover retailed 31,891 vehicles in April, up 13.6% year on year. This was led by the introduction of the Velar and the new Discovery, partially offset by lower sales of the Evoque and Discovery Sport. Sales of the refreshed Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (including PHEVs) are still ramping up. Jaguar Land Rover total retail sales for the calendar year-to-date were 217,889, down slightly year-on-year {-0.9%) reflecting the rower year-on-year retails in the first quarter (January-March 2018), primarily in UK and Europe.

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