Η Jaguar Land Rover ανακοίνωσε ότι τον Απρίλιο πούλησε 28.503 αυτοκίνητα (+12%), ενώ από την αρχή του έτους έχει πουλήσει 143.974 (+16%). Η Jaguar πούλησε 4.711 αυτοκίνητα τον Μάρτιο (+12%) και 24.888 αυτοκίνητα από την αρχή του έτους (+27%). Η Land Rover από τη μεριά της, τον Απρίλιο πούλησε 23.792 αυτοκίνητα (+12%), ενώ τους πρώτους τρεις μήνες του έτους πούλησε 119.086 αυτοκίνητα (+14%).
Παράλληλα ανακοίνωσε πως ανοίγει νέο κέντρο δοκιμών στη Μέση Ανατολή με έδρα το Dubai, ώστε να διεξάγει εκεί περισσότερες δοκιμές σε ακραίες ζεστές καιρικές συνθήκες. Το κέντρο στη περιοχή Al Barsha του Dubai γίνεται το 5ο κέντρο δοκιμών της Jaguar Land Rover, η οποία έχει παρόμοια κέντρα σε Nurburgring – Γερμανία, Arjeplog – Σουηδία, Phoenix και International Falls – Αμερική.
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STRONG APRIL SALES FOR JAGUAR LAND ROVER
- Jaguar Land Rover sells 28,503 vehicles in April
- Jaguar sells 4,711 vehicles, up 12%
- Land Rover sells 23,792 vehicles, up 12%
- Calendar year to date Jaguar Land Rover sells 143,974 vehicles, up 16%
Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, last month sold 28,503 vehicles – its best ever April, an increase of 12% versus the same period last year. During the first four months of the year, Jaguar Land Rover sold 143,974 vehicles, up 16%.
April sales were up for Jaguar Land Rover in every major region: with Asia Pacific up 37%, the UK up 32%, the China Region up 10%, North America up 6%, Europe up 2% and other overseas markets up 11%. The same trend is reflected in the first four months of the year with sales up 21% in Asia Pacific, 20% in the UK, 18% in the China Region, 13% in North America, 8% in Europe and 22% in other overseas markets.
Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Group Sales Operations said: “This is a positive start to our second quarter sales and continues the growth trend seen in the first three months of the year.
“Sales of the Jaguar XF remain buoyant across many of our key markets and we are seeing the positive impact of the all new Range Rover with approaching 15,000 cars sold in the first four months of this year”.
In April, Jaguar sold 4,711 vehicles up 12%, with sales of the XF up 26% reflecting the impact of the V6 and 2.0l petrol engines and the AWD and Sportbrake derivatives. Markets which delivered strong performances in the month included: Australia up 78%, Korea up 47%, UK up 34%, China Region up 25% and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) up 27%.
Calendar year to date, Jaguar sold 24,888 vehicles up 27% with increases in each major region: 78% in the China Region, 26% in the UK, 17% in Asia Pacific, 17% in Europe, 10% in North America, and 20% in other overseas markets.
Land Rover sold 23,792 vehicles in April up 12% with sales growth reflected in all major regions: Asia Pacific up 39%, UK up 31%, China Region up 8%, North American and Europe both up by 6% and other overseas markets up 12%. Markets worthy of note include Japan up 114%, Korea up 102%, Belgium up 54%, MENA up 55%, Germany up 20% and Brazil up 14%.
Calendar year to date, Land Rover sold 119,086 vehicles up 14% with a particularly strong performance from Freelander up 36%. Increases in each major region are as follows: 23% in Asia Pacific, 14% in North America, 19% in the UK, 10% in the China Region, 6% in Europe and 22% in other overseas markets.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER ENHANCES ENGINEERING FACILITIES IN MIDDLE EAST
Dubai, May 12, 2013: Jaguar Land Rover today further enhanced its Middle East test programme by opening a new engineering test centre in Dubai, UAE, to conduct extreme hot weather vehicle research, development and testing.
With temperatures in the desert typically reaching 48 to 50 degrees Celsius in the summer months, the new 11,120 sq. ft. facility in the Al Barsha area of Dubai, UAE will offer a comprehensive range of tests including durability, calibration and hot weather testing for heat and humidity. The engineering team at the new centre, which replaces a smaller facility in Dubai, will also test powertrains, chassis and heat and ventilation systems, as well as the off-road and sand driving capability of Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response system.
Jaguar Land Rover has a network of five global test facilities: Nurburgring, Germany; Arjeplog, Sweden; Phoenix and International Falls, USA, and Dubai, UAE.
Jaguar Land Rover Director of Engineering Technical Services Martyn Hollingsworth said: “Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for growth, and since 2008 we have been investing to enhance our engineering capability to help us deliver an unprecedented number of new and refreshed Jaguar and Land Rover models.”
He continued: “Our new facility in Dubai is four times the size of the previous test centre and will enable us to enhance our testing of future products and technologies. The engineering team is focused on the quality and durability of our products and an important part of this is rigorous environmental testing of our vehicles to ensure they can withstand even the harshest conditions.”
Robin Colgan, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover MENA (Middle East and North Africa) added: “We are delighted at the expansion of Jaguar Land Rover’s test facilities in the Middle East. Dubai offers some unique and very challenging environmental conditions, so if a vehicle passes our tests here we know it will perform in any hot weather environment. The new facility will be crucial to the company’s continued success as every model for the European and MENA markets will be certified here in Dubai following thorough testing before going into global production.”