Jaguar Land Rover sales up by 14% in first half of 2013
Tata Motors fully owned Jaguar Land Rover registers a sales growth of 14 per cent during the first six months of 2013. The company has sold 210,190 vehicles in the first half, and also registered a positive sales growth of 7 per cent globally in June. June year-to-date sales were up for Jaguar Land Rover in every major region: Asia Pacific up 26%, Overseas up 18%, UK and China Region both up 16%, North America up 13%, and Europe up 6%.
Commenting on the half year performance Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director said “It is very encouraging to see both our Jaguar and Land Rover brands delivering strong sales performances across our 178 markets. New model introductions have been incredibly well received with the all-new Range Rover retailing more than 22,000 units since launch.
“The F-TYPE which received a rapturous reception from media during its global launch last month is off to an excellent start with new customers and will go on sale in China this month”.
Jaguar sold 37,636 vehicles in the first six months of 2013, up 29%. This reflects the impact of the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE which has sold almost 3,000 units since launch and sales of XF which, at 24,099 units reflects the positive impact of the 3.0 V6 and 2.0 4-cylinder petrol engines, AWD and Sportbrake derivatives. Jaguar demonstrated strong growth in all of the major regions: China Region up 85%, UK up 22%, North America up 23%, Asia Pacific up 21%, and Overseas up 20% and Europe up 13%.
In June, Jaguar sold 6,574 vehicles up 34% with performances in each major region as follows: China up 102%, North America up 64%, Asia Pacific up 24%, UK up 16%, Overseas up 13% and Europe down 5% owing to the difficult economic trading conditions in some markets.
Land Rover Sales
Land Rover sold 172,554 vehicles in the first six months of 2013, up 11% with positive performances in all major regions: Asia Pacific up 28%, Overseas up 18%, UK up 15%, North America up 10%, China up 6%, and Europe up 5%. Freelander 2 continues to deliver a strong performance with retail sales for the period up 28%.
In June, Land Rover sold 27,165 vehicles up 2% despite the run out of Range Rover Sport. Freelander 2 was again a strong performer with retails up 13%, and Discovery 4 continues to deliver, up 9%. Regional performances are as follows: Asia Pacific up 36%, UK up 10%, China region was flat and both North American and Europe showed minor softening as a direct result of the Range Rover Sport run out.
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