Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on Thursday reported a 2 percent increase in November retail sales at 47,588 units. The month's sales have been lent impetus by the new Jaguar XF (with the addition of the long wheel base XFL in China) and F-PACE as well as continuing solid sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Sport.
It was offset partially by the run-out of Land Rover Discovery in advance of the all-new model in 2017, JLR said in a statement. Commenting on sales performance, JLR Group Sales Operations Director, Andy Goss said: "These are solid results underpinned by encouraging performance in China, where our sales are growing healthily in an incredibly competitive environment."
He further said: "Sales in our Land Rover brand have been affected by the run-out of the Land Rover Defender and the current Land Rover Discovery model, but our growing order bank for the New Discovery gives us confidence for 2017."
The company said its retail sales grew across majority of key regions in November year-on-year, with China up 42 per cent and North America 20 per cent.
It was partially offset by softer sales in the UK (down 13 per cent), Europe (down 6 per cent) and in other overseas markets, which include Russia and Brazil (down 25 per cent), the statement added. The Jaguar brand recorded retail sales of 14,613 units in November, up 83 per cent, driven by continuing strong sales of the new XF and the F-PACE, JLR said.
Land Rover recorded November sales of 32,975 units, down 14 per cent from November 2015, as continuing solid sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Sport were offset by lower volumes of the discontinued Land Rover Defender and outgoing Discovery, the company added.