Jaguar Land Rover reports strong February 2017 sales

Tata Motors reported its best ever sales performance for its UK unit for the month of February in 2017, with total retail sales up 9.3% on year for the month.

Jaguar Land Rover, one of the world’s top manufacturers of luxury vehicles, sold of 40,978 vehicles in the month, the Indian company said.

The jump was drive by strong sales of the Jaguar F-PACE, XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover and Evoque, it said.

It also recently started selling the new Land Rover Discovery.

Sales were especially strong in China, where the numbers were up 40.4% on year.

Sales in North America increased 16.2%, while they were up 14.2% in the home market of UK.

Continental Europe saw sales decline 1.6%, while other markets too reported a decline of 6.5%.

Jaguar models accounted for 12,203 vehicles, up 81.1%, compared to February 2016, driven by the ongoing strong performance of the Jaguar F-PACE as well as XE.

Land Rover retailed 28,775 vehicles in February 2017, down 6.4% compared to February 2016, primarily reflecting the run-out of the Land Rover Defender and Discovery which was only partially offset by the introduction of the all-new Land Rover Discovery and continuing solid sales of the Discovery Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque, the Indian company said.