Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) retail sales for the quarter ending September 30 totalled 1,28,953 vehicles, down by 0.7% compared to the same period last year.
The results reflect an encouraging recovery of JLR retail sales in China (+24.3%) with a third consecutive month of double-digit sales growth for the company in the region.
Sales were also up slightly in Europe (+0.9%), offset by lower sales in the United States (-1%), United Kingdom (-5.1%) and in overseas markets (-19.2%).
Retail sales of the Range Rover Evoque continued to grow (+54.6%) with sales of the all-new model only just starting in China. Sales were also up strongly for the Range Rover Sport (+17.5%) and Jaguar I-Pace (sales of 3,666 units, up 2,593 units).
Models with lower year-on-year figures include the Land Rover Discovery Sport with sales of the new mid-cycle refreshed model still ramping up and sales in China only starting later in the year.
Jaguar retail sales for the quarter were 37,323 vehicles, down 11% year-on-year and Land Rover retails were 91,630 vehicles, up 4.2% year-on-year.
“Against challenging market headwinds, for the third consecutive month we have achieved double-digit growth in China, benefitting from our local turnaround plan and performing ahead of the broader market. We have also outperformed shrinking markets in other regions”, Felix Brautigam, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Commercial Officer, said.
He said Range Rover and Range Rover Sport remain key pillars of the company’s performance with strong demand for their innovative plug-in hybrid versions in many markets.
(With ANI inputs)