“The month’s performance has been driven by strong sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF and the introduction of the Jaguar F-PACE, as well as strong year on year sales growth in China and Europe,” the company said.
Jaguar Land Rover delivered strong sales growth across the majority of key regions for October year on year, with China up 39%, Europe up 25%, the UK and North America both up 8% but other overseas markets down 22%.
Jaguar Land Rover sold 480,349 vehicles in the first ten months of 2016, 23% up on the same period in the prior year.
Commenting on the performance, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director said: “With our most engaging product line up to date we are continuing to see positive sales momentum. Impressive performances across Europe and China have boosted our year-to-date sales to over 480,000 vehicles.”
Jaguar recorded its best October ever, with retail sales reaching 14,402 vehicles, up 93% on the previous year, reflecting the strong launch of the F-PACE and the introduction of the long-wheel base XFL in China.
Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 117,768 up 74 % year-on-year.
Land Rover recorded October sales of 31,923 vehicles, down 6% year-on-year, as production of the Defender and Discovery ceased in January 2016 and August 2016 respectively.
Sales of the all-new Discovery are expected to commence in Spring 2017, the UK-based firm said. The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing 9,605 vehicles, up 34%, closely followed by the Range Rover Evoque, retailing 9,012 vehicles, up 17%.
Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 362,581 vehicles, 12% up on the prior year.