Jaguar Land Rover have broken their best ever UK monthly retail sales record with over 25,000 vehicles sold in March. The sales figures are a 16% increase over the previous year with the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport leading the way with 60% of the total sales. The quarterly sales figures for 2016 are also been impressive with figures up 23% year-on-year.
JLR Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks, spoke about the performance: "This has been a fantastic March for Jaguar Land Rover, with very strong performance from both brands, cementing our position as Britain's largest automotive manufacturer.
"Yet again, our success has been spearheaded by continued customer demand for the all-conquering Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.”
19,472 Land Rovers were sold during the month, a 9% increase on the previous year with approximately one vehicle sold every 2 minutes. The Evoque was the best seller with 6048 sold followed by the Discovery Sport with 5787 vehicles sold. Next in line was the Discovery and Range Rover Sport with a combined total of 5174 sold.
Jeremy Hicks added: "The Discovery Sport was named BBC Top Gear's Family Car of the Year and it was praised for its versatility, practicality and deep-rooted capability. The rest of 2016 promises to be equally exciting, with the start of sales of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible and the Jaguar F-PACE, along with further all-new and refreshed vehicles from both brands coming to market.
“For us, a large part of our continued growth will come in fleet and we are already reaching a turning point with a range of affordable and class-leading fuel economy cars appealing to the widest group of customers."
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