JLR sales soar in September

JLR sold a car in the UK every two minutes last month, making it the brand’s best ever September in terms of sales.

Three units short of 21,000 were sold during the 30 days, up 31% on the same period last year. In total Jaguar has retailed 26,366 vehicles in the first nine months of 2016, up 47% on the same period last year, while Land Rover has sold 66,978 vehicles, up 16%.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, said, ‘It’s no secret that September is an important month for manufacturers and we are delighted with this result. It shows that not only is Jaguar Land Rover delivering great vehicles, but we are delivering new products that car-buyers want.

‘The Evoque Convertible has added another, desirable string to the bow of the Range Rover Evoque which continues to dominate its segment, retailing 4,657 vehicles, up 142% on September 2015. For Jaguar, the multi-award winning F-PACE continues to capture the imagination of UK buyers, enjoying its best month since launch, with 2,367 leaving UK showrooms.’