Jaguar Land Rover January sales up 32 percent worldwide image

Jaguar Land Rover sold 34,877 vehicles globally during the first month of 2013, an increase of 32 percent versus the same period last year.

January sales increased across every major market with sales up 74 percent in China, 46 percent in Asia Pacific, 33 percent in the UK, 24 percent in North America and 10 percent in Europe.

In January, the Land Rover brand sold 29,118 vehicles (up 31 percent), with increased sales of Freelander (up 57 percent), Range Rover (up 52 percent including prior model), Range Rover Evoque (up 32 percent), Range Rover Sport (up 17 percent) and Land Rover Discovery (up 14 percent). Land Rover sales increased in all major markets with record January sales in several, including the UK, USA and Germany.

The Jaguar brand sold 5,759 vehicles in January (up 40 percent), with increased sales of the XJ (up 70 percent) and the XF (up 37 percent), with the latter reflecting strong sales of the recently introduced XF Sportbrake as well as all-wheel drive and smaller engine options. Jaguar sales were up in all major markets.

“With one of the best month’s sales performances ever, both Jaguar and Land Rover brands have had a very strong start to the year. This reflects the introduction of the all-new Range Rover as well as the 2013 Model Year Jaguar XF and XJ models,” said Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Group Sales Operations.