Jaguar reported global sales up 63% in May to 7,061 vehicles, which offset the 6% loss to 21,149 units reported by Land Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover sold together 31,210 vehicles in May, an increase of 4% compared with the same period last month. Jaguar sales increased thanks to the launch last month of the F-Type convertible, which is the automaker’s first two-seat sports car for the past 40 years. Jaguar’s global brand director Adrian Hallmark said that half from last year’s production has already been sold and customers have begun to order now will be lucky to get their cars by the end of this year.
Sales of the F-Type convertible in the US will begin in July and the automaker expect the model to account for 15%-20% of its total annual production capacity of 60,000 units. Parent company, Tata Motors, said that its global wholesale vehicle sales dropped 18% in May, as JLR’s increase could not offset the sluggish commercial and passenger vehicle deliveries.
In May, Tata sold 81,783 vehicles, with passenger vehicle sales accounting for 43,142 units, a decrease of 16% compared with the same period last year.