Tata Motors’ JLR retail sales flat in October as UK, US markets slow

Tata Motors said its overseas subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover saw retail sales grow 0.2% in October to 46,418 vehicles.

Jaguar retail sales were down 14.3% to 12,336 vehicles in October, primarily reflecting lower sales of the Jaguar XE, said Tata Motors.

Land Rover retailed 34,082 vehicles in October, up 6.8%, led by the introduction of the Range Rover Velar and the new Land Rover Discovery, it added.

“The results reflect growing sales of the Range Rover Velar and the new Discovery offset by lower sales of the Range Rover and Range Sport in advance of the 18 model year refresh, including PHEV models, as well as the Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar XE,” said the company.

Retail sales in October were up year-on-year in Overseas markets (15.7%) and in China (12.4%) but down in the UK (18.3%) and in North America (3.2%) and down in Europe (3.3%).

It attributed the declines to the UK and US automotive markets slowing.

“Our global sales have been maintained year on year in October, despite facing increasingly challenging conditions in our key UK, US and European markets,” said Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover Group Sales Operations Director.

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC is the holding company of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, a British multinational automotive company with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom, and a subsidiary of Indian automaker Tata Motors.

The principal activity of Jaguar Land Rover Limited is the design, development, manufacture and sale of vehicles bearing the Jaguar and Land Rover (including Range Rover) marques.