Automotive News, November 2016

Strong sales across Europe helped car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover achieve its strongest global October sales to date, selling 46,325 vehicles, up 12% year-on-year.

The month’s performance was reportedly driven by improved sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Range Rover Evoque and the Jaguar F-PACE.

Jaguar Land Rover sold 480,349 vehicles in the first ten months of 2016, up 23% on the same period in the prior year.

Jaguar Land Rover’s world-class engine family has been designed and built from scratch to bring manufacturing back to the UK – image courtesy of JLR.

The firm delivered solid retail sales growth across all key regions year on year, with Europe up 33%, China increasing by 29%, North America boosted by 25%, UK up 22% and other overseas markets growth of 4%.

Andy Goss, JLR 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 ever October, delivering 14,402 vehicles, up 92% on the previous year, reflecting continued success of the F-PACE. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 117,768, up 74% year-on-year. 

Land Rover sold 31,923 vehicles in October.  The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing 9,605 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 362,581 vehicles, 12% up on the prior year.

  • Jaguar Land Rover sales up 12% in October
  • Sales in Europe up 33%
  • Calendar year to date, Jaguar sells 117,768 vehicles – up 74%
  • Calendar year to date, Land Rover sells 362,581 vehicles – up 12%


Car giant Volkswagen says German prosecutors have expanded their probe of the emissions scandal to include the firm’s chairman of the board.  Hans Dieter Poetsch was chief financial officer when the scandal over cars rigged to cheat on US diesel emissions tests broke in September 2015.

WV said prosecutors in Braunschweig were investigating two members of the board, Mr Poetsch and an unnamed other. Former boss Martin Winterkorn is already being investigated.

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