3 September, 2018
Jaguar Land Rover today reported August 2018 US sales: Land Rover had its best ever August sales month with 7,179 units, an increase of 14 percent from 6,320 in August 2017; Jaguar sales were 2,469 units, a 20 percent decrease from 3,101 units in August 2017, due to industry sales trends. Jaguar Land Rover total August US sales reached 9,648 units, a two percent increase from 9,421 units in August 2017.
“We’re pleased that Land Rover has set another record sales month driven by the popularity of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, and that our newer SUVs, the Range Rover Velar and Jaguar E-PACE, continue to make their mark in a competitive marketplace, “said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC.
US MODEL HIGHLIGHTS
The Land Rover brand reached a new August sales high of 7,179 units, an increase of 14 percent compared to 6,320 units in August 2017, the previous best August sales month.
With sales of 1,914 units, the Range Rover Sport also set a new August sales record. Its sales in August were up 30 percent compared to 1,473 units, sold in August 2017 (the previous best August sales month was 1,846 units in 2013).
With sales of 1,534 units, the Range Rover achieved the best ever August sales month too, which was up nine percent compared to the previous best 1,409 units sold in August 2017.
Offering new levels of refinement, elegance and technology to the segment, the World Car Design of the Year winning, 2018 Range Rover Velar sold 1,386 units in August.
The 2018 Land Rover model line-up features six models: The 2018 Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque compete within the compact SUV segment and both offer the option of either a 237-hp or a 286-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The full-size 2018 Land Rover Discovery offers seating for up to seven adults and exceptional levels of refinement, passenger technology, and driver assistance features. The Range Rover Velar mid-size SUV features a new design language for the Range Rover family, including new LED headlights and the all-new Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ Duo infotainment system5. The model starts at $49,9001. The 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport model lines received a number of exterior, interior and powertrain enhancements adding to the desirability of the models. Within the full-size Range Rover line-up, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations introduced the SVAutobiography Dynamic. Based off of the long wheelbase SVAutobiography, the SVAutobiography Dynamic offers a driver focused experience through a standard wheelbase, bespoke suspension and chassis tuning, a lowered ride height and a specially tuned 557-hp supercharged V8 engine. Both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport model lines feature five powertrain options – a 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel, a 340-hp supercharged V6, a 380-hp supercharged V6, a 518-hp supercharged V8, and either a 550-hp supercharged V8 (Range Rover Sport) or 557-hp supercharged V8 (Range Rover).
For the month of August, Jaguar sales were 2,469 units, a 20 percent decrease from 3,101 units in August 2017. The award winning Jaguar F-PACE continued to lead the brand’s performance with 1,124 units sold. The Jaguar E-PACE achieved its best sales month since its launch this Spring.
The newest member of the Jaguar family of SUVs, the E-PACE is a five-seat compact SUV which packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a practical and connected all-wheel drive vehicle. Featuring two four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine options producing 246-hp and 296-hp, each mated to a ZF® 9-speed automatic transmission, the E-PACE is priced from $38,6001. The E-PACE follows the World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE performance SUV and the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE to round out the PACE family of SUVs.
Competitively priced within their respective segments, the 2018 Jaguar XE compact luxury sedan and the 2018 Jaguar F-PACE luxury SUV appeal to an all-new segment of buyers for the Jaguar brand. For the 2018 model year, the XE is available with three gasoline engine options, a 247-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, a 296-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, and a 380-hp supercharged V6. The F-PACE is available with the same powertrain line-up. Both vehicles are also available with a 180-hp turbocharged diesel engine, which returns 42mpg highway2 on Jaguar XE models and 33mpg highway2 on F-PACE models.
The Jaguar XF is similarly offered with four available powertrains, two turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains producing 247- and 296-hp, a supercharged V6 offering 380-hp and a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder diesel offering an EPA certified 42mpg highway2. New for 2018, the XF line-up now includes a Sportbrake body-style catering to customers looking for practically and versatility without compromise to driving performance. The XF Sportbrake is available exclusively in an ‘S’ trim level featuring a 380-hp supercharged V6 and standard all-wheel drive. The 2018 Jaguar XJ retains its position within the Jaguar line-up as the pinnacle in luxury for the brand. It continues to be available with three powertrain options – a 340-hp supercharged V6, a 470-hp supercharged V8 and a 575-hp supercharged V8 uprated from 550-hp for the 2018MY. This newly uprated V8 features on the all-new XJR575 available as a rear-wheel drive long-wheelbase model as standard.
For 2018, an all-new 296-hp four-cylinder powertrain option is offered on the Jaguar F-TYPE establishing a new entry point into the model with a starting price of $60,750. Available exclusively in rear-wheel drive with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the four-cylinder F-TYPE achieves 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 155mph4.
All new Jaguar models come standard with Jaguar EliteCare, a class-leading ownership package, including five-years or 60,000-mile limited warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™3.
1 All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar or Land Rover Retailer for details.
2 EPA estimates the diesel powertrain on the F-PACE will offer 26mpg city/ 33mpg highway. EPA estimates the diesel powertrain on the XE will offer 32mpg city/ 42mpg highway. EPA estimates 31mpg city/ 42mpg highway for the diesel XF. Actual mileage may vary.
3 Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.
4 Always follow local speed limits.
5 Do not use Land Rover InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
About Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.
We employ more than 43,000 people globally, with 330 in the U.S. and support around 240,000 more through our dealerships, suppliers and local businesses. Manufacturing is centered in the UK, with additional plants in China, Brazil, Austria and Slovakia.
At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2017 Jaguar Land Rover sold 621,109 vehicles in 130 countries, with more than 80 percent of our vehicles produced in the UK being sold abroad.
Our innovation is continuous: we will spend more than £4 billion (USD$5.7 billion) in the coming year on new product creation and capital expenditure.
From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer ultra-clean gasoline and diesel engines.