Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC reported January 2018 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales increased 5 percent to 6,446 units from 6,163 in January 2017; Jaguar sales were 2,604 units, an 11 percent decrease from 2,939 units in January 2017; Jaguar Land Rover January U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,050 units, a slight decrease from 9,102 units in January 2017.
After coming off a record-setting year in 2017, we are starting 2018 with a successful January sales month for Jaguar Land Rover.
— Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
For the full year 2017, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached 114,333 units, up 9 percent compared to 105,104 units in 2016, and establishing a new all-time U.S. sales record for the combined brands.
Brand Sales Highlights – Land Rover
For the month of January, Land Rover sales reached 6,446 units, up 5 percent compared to last year.
Offering new levels of refinement, elegance and technology to the segment, the Range Rover Velar sold 1,522 units in January, making it the most popular vehicle among Jaguar and Land Rover buyers over the past four months since its launch in late August 2017.
The Range Rover Evoque hit 1,161 units sold and sales of the Discovery Sport hit 1,260 units.
Brought to market in January, the 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport received significant technology and feature enhancements including an evolved exterior design and an all-new interior, featuring the new Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ Duo infotainment system.
The 2017/2018 Land Rover model line-up features six models: The 2017 Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque compete within the compact SUV segment and are both powered by a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The full-size 2017 Land Rover Discovery offers seating for up to seven adults and exceptional levels of refinement, passenger technology, and driver assistance features. The all-new 2018 Range Rover Velar mid-size SUV previews a new design language for the Range Rover family, including new LED headlights and the all-new Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ Duo infotainment system. The new model starts at $49,900. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport model lines were expanded for 2017 each with a new model. Replacing the limited edition HST model in the Range Rover Sport line-up, 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 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 the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport 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.
Brand Sales Highlights – Jaguar
For the month of January, Jaguar sales were 2,604 units, an 11 percent decrease from 2,939 units in January 2017.
In January, Jaguar XJ sold 231 units, a year-on-year 38 percent increase compared to 168 units in 2017.
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. 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 Concept. 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 starting this winter and will be priced from $38,600.
Competitively priced within their respective segments, the 2017 Jaguar XE compact luxury sedan, and the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE luxury SUV appeal to an all-new segment of buyers for the Jaguar brand. For the 2017 model year, 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 similarly 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 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 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 200mph4 and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds.
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™.
Note: Press release courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover North America.