Jaguar Land Rover sales up 17 pct

New Delhi, Oct 10 : Automobile giant Jaguar Land Rover on Thursday said it has registered 17 percent increase in its global sales in September by retailing 43,181 vehicles in the month.

During the first nine months of the year, Jaguar Land Rover sold 312,834 vehicles, up 16 percent.

"Sustained sales growth continues for Jaguar Land Rover with increases in all major regions: the China Region up 46pc , Asia Pacific up 29pc , the UK up 11pc , Europe up 8pc , North America up 6pc , and other overseas markets up 15pc . Sales for the first nine months of the year were also up in all major regions with Asia Pacific up 29pc , the China Region up 24pc , North America up 17pc , the UK up 15pc , Europe up 5pc and other overseas markets up 19pc ," the company said in a statement.

Commenting on the September performance Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director said: "This has been another record month for Jaguar and Land Rover with significant sales growth across all major regions. Jaguar is delivering impressive year on year growth having already surpassed its 2012 sales performance.

"The XF has delivered a September sales record thanks to an enhanced engine line-up and the introduction of the Sportbrake and the XJ continues to do well, particularly in China and North America."

"Meanwhile Land Rover continues to build on the momentum of its new and refreshed model introductions with the Range Rover Evoque delivering a record September sales performance and the all-new Range Rover Sport performing strongly in its first month of sales, ahead of its full market roll-out," Goss said.

In September, Jaguar sold 8,462 vehicles up 35 percent reflecting F-TYPE introduction, continued demand for all XF derivatives and a solid performance from the XJ, up 51 percent.

Land Rover sold 34,719 vehicles, up 13pc with a particularly strong month from the Range Rover Evoque up 31pc - a record September performance, and all-new Range Rover Sport which sold 5,193 vehicles in September.

--IBNS (Posted on 11-10-2013)

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