Jaguar Land Rover sales up 16% at 6,04,009 units in 2016-17 fiscal

Jaguar’s retail sales were primarily driven by the new F-PACE and solid sales of the XE and XF while of Land Rover by continuing strong sales of the Discovery Sport, Evoque and Range Rover Sport were offset by the run-out of Defender and Discovery.

autos Updated: Apr 07, 2017 18:11 IST
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Jaguar’s retail sales were primarily driven by the new F-PACE and solid sales of the XE and XF while of Land Rover by continuing strong sales of the Discovery Sport, Evoque and Range Rover Sport were offset by the run-out of Defender and Discovery.(AFP file photo)

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on Friday reported its best-ever annual retail sales of 6,04,009 units in the financial year ended March 31, 2017, up 16% from the year-ago period.

The company exceeded sales of 6 lakh units for the first time in its history, Tata Motors said in BSE filing.

Retail sales for the fourth quarter ended March 2017 were up 13 per cent to 1,79,509 vehicles as compared to same quarter a year ago.

In March, sales were at 90,838 units, up 21% as against March 2016, it added.

Commenting on the sales performance, Jaguar Land Rover group sales operations director Andy Goss said: “These numbers set the seal on Jaguar Land Rover’s seventh successive year of sales growth, by breaking through the 6,00,000 barrier.”

He further said: “The last 12 months have seen the launch of three completely new product lines, and successful growth across many of our existing products.”

Retail sales for Jaguar went up by 83% to 1,72,848 units in the financial year, primarily driven by the successful introduction of the F-PACE and solid sales of the XE and XF.

Land Rover sales were marginally up by 1% to 4,31,161 units in FY17, as continuing strong sales of the Discovery Sport, Evoque and Range Rover Sport were offset by the run-out of Defender and Discovery.

First Published: Apr 07, 2017 18:11 IST