Record January for Jaguar Land Rover

Record January for Jaguar Land Rover

Vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has reported its best ever January retail sales, up 24% on January 2015.

Retail sales for the month of January were up year-on-year across all regions: 65% in Europe, 36% in the UK, 9% in North America, and 5% in China. Other overseas markets were up 15% year-on-year.

Commenting on the performance, Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group sales operations director said: “Following our best full year global sales in 2015, this is a great start to the new year, with very strong performance from both brands and across all of our key regions. Europe and the UK retailed almost 20,000 vehicles this month alone.

"Similarly, in China market response to the locally-produced Discovery Sport was very positive with retails of almost 3,000 in its second month of sales.”

Marking its best January yet, Land Rover retailed 38,075 vehicles in the month, up 20% year-on-year.

Best-sellers for the month were the Range Rover Evoque, retailing 9,729 vehicles and the Discovery Sport, with retails of 9,486 in the month.

Demand for the Defender has been very strong in its last month of production, with its best January performance in over a decade.

Over the past five years, Jaguar Land Rover has doubled sales and employment, more than tripled turnover, and invested £11bn in new product creation and capital expenditure.

It is one of the UK's largest exporters and generates over 80% of its revenue from exports.