Jaguar Land Rover global sales up 28 pct in August

Written by PTI | London | Updated: Sep 10 2013, 19:10pm hrs
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Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover on Tuesday reported 28 per cent increase in its global sales in August this year at 27,852 units.

August sales were strong for Jaguar Land Rover in the China Region, up 43 per cent, North America up 40 per cent, the UK up 36 per cent, Asia Pacific up 35 per cent and other overseas markets, higher 18 per cent, the company said in a statement.

Sales in Europe were down by 1 per cent due in large part to the run out of Range Rover Sport, it added without disclosing the absolute sales break-up of each region.

In August, Jaguar sold 5,405 units, up 92 per cent reflecting strong demand for all XF derivatives, JLR said, adding Land Rover sold 22,447 units, up 18 per cent.

Commenting on the performance, JLR Group Sales Operations Director Phil Popham said: "August has proven to be another incredibly strong month for Jaguar Land Rover with sales growth from both our established and new model lines."

The Jaguar XJ and XF, the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Freelander are up significantly whilst the new Range Rover and F-TYPE continue to attract new buyers, he added.