Jaguar Land Rover ended the fiscal year with a sale-record image

The British premium auto group reported its best ever March retail sales, closing off a record- month, quarter and financial year.

Jaguar Land Rover kept its record-sale momentum last month as well, totaling 75,303 vehicles in global sales, up 29 percent, while it sold 158,813 cars in the first three months of 2016, marking a 28 percent increase over the same period in the prior year. Retail figures for the month were up year-on-year across all regions, with 49 percent in Europe, 43 percent in China, 33 percent in North America and 16 percent on the home market. As for the fiscal year, Jaguar Land Rover retailed 521,571 vehicles, 13 percent more than in 2014/15. Of that, Jaguar sold 94,449 units and Land Rover hit 427,122 vehicles.

Marking its best March yet, Land Rover sold 60,128 vehicles, a record pushed by its best-sellers Discovery Sport (16,937 vehicles), the Range Rover Evoque (15,904 vehicles) and the Range Rover Sport, with retails of 11,003 in the month. Calendar year-to-date sales for the brand reached 128,959 units, 23 percent up on the prior year. Jaguar recorded its best ever March, delivering 15,175 models, a 62 percent rise on the previous year, due to continued solid sales of the XE (6,521 vehicles) and the new XF (5,331 vehicles), while calendar year-to-date figures were 29,854, a 54 percent boost.