Jaguar Land Rover delivers its best sales performance monthly and quarterly in March, 2013. When major automakers are struggling to survive in tough automotive markets, Jaguar Land Rover is doing outstanding business.
With sales of 53,772 in March and 1,15,504 for the first quarter of 2013, Jaguar Land Rover has recorded its best ever monthly and quarterly global sales performance up 16% and 17% respectively versus the prior year.
Jaguar demonstrated strong growth with sales of 9,856 in March up 28% and sales for the quarter of 20,210 up 31%. Land Rover meanwhile delivered the best single month and quarter in its 65 year history with March sales of 43,916, up 14% and quarter one sales of 95,294, up 15% versus 2012.
Phil Popham, Group Sales Operations Director for Jaguar Land Rover said: "Jaguar Land Rover has had a record breaking start to the year reflecting the continued interest in our two great brands and our commitment to delivering desirable products that resonate with customers across the globe. “Jaguar Land Rover is seeing continued year on year growth following the introduction of new models, engines and drivetrains with the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, new Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque amongst our top selling models.”
Jaguar Land Rover in UK recorded sales of 17,784, up 14% on the previous best set in March 2012. China delivered its best ever month retailing 8,487 units collectively, up 22%. North American delivered its best March performance since 2006 with sales of 6,453, up 7%. Despite economic uncertainty, Jaguar Land Rover continued to see strong performances in Europe with sales up 11%.
Strong sales were recorded in a number of other overseas and developing markets. Best month records were set in Brazil up 136%, Korea up 74%, India up 28% and Russia up 9%. Best March performances were recorded in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) up 60% and South Africa up 39%.
Jaguar’s top five markets in March 2013 are UK – 3,516, China Region – 1,592, North America – 1,554, Germany – 656 and MENA – 275.
Land Rover’s top five markets in March 2013 are UK – 14,268, China – 6,895, North America – 4,899, Russia –2,174 and Germany -1,912.