JLR sold 25,176 vehicles in October – an increase of 10 per cent on last year. Similarly, sales for the first 10 months of the year have risen too – 294,291, a rise of 35 per cent on the same period in 2011.
In fact, October sales were up in all major markets – excluding the USA, which saw Hurricane Sandy and ‘anticipation of new 13 model year products for Jaguar’ lineup impacting the numbers.
China has been a particularly successful area – a 78 per cent rise for the company against 2011 – while even Europe is proving to be successful, rising 41 per cent in the face of the financial crisis.
The figures come before the brand new Range Rover makes its appearance in showrooms – something which should create a stir.
‘We have seen a strong sales performance across both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in the first ten months of this year,’ said Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover’s director of group sales operations.
‘During a very competitive year for premium car sales, and in an increasingly uncertain economic environment, I am delighted to see strong demand for our products and that we are still performing well across all our key markets.’