Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC today reported August 2017 U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 3,101 units, a 6 percent decrease from 3,298 units in August 2016; Land Rover sales increased 5 percent to 6,320 units from 6,031 in August 2016; Jaguar Land Rover August U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,421 units, a 1 percent increase from 9,329 units in August 2016. Year to date, Jaguar Land Rover is up 13 percent in the United States, ahead of 2016’s record sales year pace.
We are pleased to notch a small increase in August in the face of a challenging marketplace. Despite the headwinds, record monthly sales for Range Rover, and the launch of the Range Rover Velar, helped the Land Rover brand set a new U.S. August sales record.
— Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Land Rover – U.S. Brand Highlights
For the month of August, Land Rover sales hit 6,320 units, the best ever Month of August sales for the brand.
The Range Rover SUV also had its best August performance ever with 1,409 sales, up 14 percent from 1,236 units sold in August 2016. The new Range Rover Velar had its first week of sales in the U.S. adding 413 units to the record total.
The Discovery Sport increased in August with 1,211 units sold, up 17 percent from 1,038 units sold in August 2016.
The 2017 Land Rover model lineup features six models: The Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque compete within the compact SUV arena, both powered by the 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The all-new full-size Discovery, which replaces the LR4, features a new design language, available seven passenger seating and all-new levels of refinement, passenger technology, and driver assistance options. The all new Range Rover Velar mid-size SUV brings a new level of refinement and technology to the marketplace. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport model lines expand for 2017 each with a new model. Replacing the limited edition HST model in the Range Rover Sport lineup, the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic features a 380-hp supercharged V6 engine, dynamic body trim appointments, and black trim finishes. Within the full-size Range Rover line-up, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has introduced the SVAutobiography Dynamic. Based off of the long wheelbase SVAutobiography, the SVAutobiography Dynamic offers a driver focused experience through a standard wheelbase, suspension and chassis tuning and a lowered ride height. Both Range Rover model lines feature five powertrain options – a 340-hp supercharged V6, a 380-hp supercharged V6, a 510-hp supercharged V8, a 550-hp supercharged V8 and a new 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel.
Jaguar – U.S. Brand Highlights
For the month of August, Jaguar sales were 3,101 units, a 6 percent decrease from 3,298 units in August 2016. Year to date, the Jaguar brand has increased 52 percent to 26,932 sales from 17,687 sales year to date in 2016.
The award-winning Jaguar F-PACE had another strong month, increasing to 1,681 sales, an increase of 38 percent from 1,222 in August 2016. In August, the Jaguar F-PACE was the top selling vehicle for Jaguar Land Rover in the U.S.
In August Jaguar unveiled its five-seat compact SUV, the Jaguar E-PACE, which packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle. The newest member of the Jaguar family of SUVs, the E-PACE follows the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE Concept, and the World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE performance SUV. Featuring two four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine options producing 246HP and 296HP, each mated to a ZF® 9-speed automatic transmission, the E-PACE goes on sale from the beginning of 2018 and will be priced from $38,600.
Jaguar launched two new entry luxury vehicles in 2016: the 2017 Jaguar XE compact luxury sedan, starting at $34,900, and the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE compact luxury SUV, starting at $40,990. Competitively priced within their respective segments, these two new models appeal to an all-new segment of buyers for the brand. The XE is available with two gasoline engines, a 240-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, and a 340-hp supercharged V6. The F-PACE is available with the same 340-hp supercharged V6, as well as a 380-hp supercharged V6 in the ‘S’ model. Both vehicles are available with a 180-hp turbocharged diesel engine, which returns 42mpg highway on Jaguar XE models and 33mpg highway on F-PACE models.
The Jaguar XF is now offered with three available powertrains, two supercharged V6 powertrains producing 340- and 380-hp and a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder diesel offering an EPA certified 42mpg highway. The 2017 Jaguar XJ retains its position within the Jaguar lineup 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 550-hp supercharged V8 – is offered in both standard and long wheelbase lengths in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. For 2017, the Jaguar F-TYPE offers buyers with an all-new derivative in the F-TYPE SVR. Powered by the brand’s proven supercharged V8 engine, the F-TYPE SVR has been further enhanced to offer 575-hp and 516-lb. ft. of torque enabling a top speed of 200mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds.
All new Jaguar models come standard with Jaguar EliteCare, a class-leading ownership package five-years or 60,000-mile limited warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™.
Note: Press release courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover USA.