USA SALES APRIL - JLR - Both Brands sees growth in April, and another record year to date.
Jaguar Land Rover U.S. April sales increase 15 percent with 6,390 units sold; making this the company's best April retail month since 2005
Land Rover up 17 percent for the best Land Rover April sales month ever driven by Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque
Jaguar brand up 4 percent driven by sales of F-TYPE and XF
Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported April 2015 U.S. sales. Sales for both brands hit 6,390 units, a 15 percent increase from 5,568 units in April 2014. Land Rover sales reached 5,311 units up 17 percent from 4,533 units in April 2014; Jaguar sales were 1,079 units, up 4 percent from 1,035 units in April 2014.
Year-to-date in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales are up 19 percent from 2014. For the full year 2014, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales were up with 67,238 units sold in 2014 compared to 66,962 in 2013. For the full year 2014 the Land Rover brand established an all-time annual high for U.S. sales of 51,465.
"Jaguar Land Rover's world class products including Range Rover and F-TYPE continue to resonate in the marketplace helping us achieve our best April since 2005," said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America. "We are particularly pleased that Land Rover was able to achieve its highest April sales level in U.S. history and that on the Jaguar side, the 16MY F-TYPE contributed to a great sales month."
U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
Land Rover hit a new April high with 5,311 total units sold this month as both the Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each had their best ever U.S. April sales. April was the fourth consecutive month in which Land Rover set a new monthly U.S. sales record.
Range Rover hit 1,542 units in April, increasing 18 percent from 1,306 units in April, 2014. The Range Rover Evoque hit 1,081 units in April, up 25 percent from 867 units in April, 2014.
April was the first partial month of retail sales for the new Discovery Sport as the LR model is phased out.
For the full year 2014, Land Rover brand U.S. sales reached a new all-time high of 51,465 units. Full year sales were led by the brand volume leader Range Rover Sport with 17,897 sales up 12 percent; Range Rover with 12,830 sales up 5 percent and Range Rover Evoque with 12,440 sales up 9 percent.
Land Rover's 2015 model year line-up new features five models: The 240-hp turbocharged 2.0 liter Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque; the LR4 powered by a 340-hp supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine; the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover, available with either a 340-hp supercharged 3.0 liter V6 or 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrain.
For 16 MY, Land Rover adds two special editions to the Range Rover Sport lineup, the Range Rover Sport HST, available in either a 3.0L Supercharged V6 380hp engine or a 5.0L Supercharged V8 510hp engine with added SVR aero package and the 550-hp Range Rover Sport SVR.
For the month of April, Jaguar increased 4 percent to 1,079 from 1,035 units in April 2014. The brand volume leader, Jaguar XF was up 16 percent with 484 units sold vs. 418 in April 2014. The Jaguar F-TYPE continues to grow with an increase of 198 percent to 274 units from 92 in April 2014.
In 2015, the 16 MY Jaguar F-TYPE is newly available with options of all-wheel drive and a manual transmission and now comes standard with the best warranty and longest scheduled maintenance package of any luxury sports car in the market with five-years or 60,000 miles coverage.
The 2015 Jaguar line-up features four models: The Jaguar XJ luxury sedan, powered by a 340-hp supercharged 3.0 liter V6 in rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive configuration, a 470-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 or a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 in the XJR model.
The Jaguar XF sports sedan comes in a number of variations: 240-hp turbocharged four cylinder engine, a 340-hp supercharged 3.0 liter V6 in rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive configurations, a 470-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8, a 510-hp Supercharged 5.0 liter V8 in the XFR and a 550-hp Supercharged 5.0 liter V8 in the XFR-S.
In its final year, the XK coupe and convertible grand touring models are powered by either a 385-hp 5.0 liter V8 or a 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 in the XKR. Jaguar also offers the Jaguar XKR-S coupe and convertible with a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8.
The new 2016 F-TYPE line-up, F-TYPE Coupe and Convertible, are powered by either a 340-hp supercharged 3.0 liter V6, a 380-hp supercharged 3.0 liter V6 in the F-TYPE S or a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 in the F-TYPE R.
At the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Jaguar Land Rover introduced the second generation, new-from-the-ground-up, 16 MY Jaguar XF sedan. Based on Jaguar's new aluminum-intensive architecture, the new XF will come to market in fall, 2015. In 2016 the Jaguar lineup in the U.S. will expand with the addition of the Jaguar XE compact sports sedan and the Jaguar F-PACE performance crossover.