Sales recovery continues in China for 4th month
However, sales continued to recover in China (up 16.2 per cent year-on-year), the fourth consecutive month of double-digit sales growth in the region. UK sales were down 18.7 per cent for the month, bringing the year-to-date figure to 4.2 per cent down, which is in line with industry trends.
Sales were relatively flat (-0.3per cent) in North America and down in Europe (-7.9 per cent) and Overseas (-10.8 per cent). “Sales of our latest models continued to grow, with the new Range Rover Evoque up 31.4 per cent, the Jaguar I-PACE up 9.1 per cent, and the refreshed Land Rover Discovery Sport up by 3.4 per cent year-on-year.
sales of the Range Rover Sport also grew 7.2 per cent. Land Rover retail sales in October 2019 were 31 ,260 vehicles, up 2.4 per cent year-on-year, and Jaguar retails were 10,606 vehicles, down 22.9 per cent year-on-year.
Felix Brautigam, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Commercial Officer, said that automotive trading environment remains challenging globally. “Against this background, it is all the more encouraging to see our China turnaround strategy and to work with the local retailer network generating positive results as sales have improved in China for the fourth consecutive month,” he added.
Land Rover year-on-year global growth continues with the latest generation of the luxury compact Range Rover Evoque now available in all regions. Sales of the comprehensively updated best-selling Land Rover Discovery Sport are also ramping up well.