JLR global sales up 18% to 44,946 units in May

A Jaguar Land Rover logo is seen on the building inside the Chery Jaguar Land Rover plant in Changshu
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on Tuesday reported an 18 per cent rise in global sales at 44,946 units in May.

The company’s sales rose 28 per cent in the China region, eight per cent in North America, 23 per cent in the UK and 24 per cent in Europe, JLR said.

This is the company’s fifth consecutive record-breaking month. JLR sold 2,45,100 vehicles in the first five months of 2016, up 23 per cent in the same period of the previous year, it added.

“Following its UK and the US launch in May, I am delighted to see that response to the new Jaguar F-PACE has been extremely positive – with over 3,000 global sales last month,” JLR Group Sales Operations Director Andy Goss said.

JLR sold a record 34,313 vehicles in May, up six per cent year-on-year, with Discovery Sport, retailing an impressive 10,075 vehicles, it said.

Jaguar recorded its best May in over a decade by selling 10,633 vehicles, an increase of 90 per cent, on the back of robust sales of the F-PACE as well as continued solid sales of the XE and XF, it added.

“Last month, Jaguar performed very strongly across all regions, notably in Europe, where sales were 281 per cent up on the prior year,” the company said.

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