· Land Rover brand increases 4 percent for January
· Jaguar XK sales increase over January 2009
· Land Rover Range Rover Sport and LR4 sales increase for the 4th consecutive month
MAHWAH, NJ, February 2, 2009– Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported January U.S. sales: Jaguar sales were 631 units, down 19 percent from 781 in January 2009; Land Rover sales were 1, 958 units, 4 percent up from 1,876 in January 2009. Jaguar Land Rover North America January U.S. sales for both brands total 2,589 units, down 3 percent from 2,657 in January 2009.
"The continued increase in sales for the Jaguar XK and fourth consecutive month of sales increases for Land Rover's Range Rover Sport and LR4 indicate the impact of our investment to strengthen our product line," said Jaguar Land Rover North America President Gary Temple. "We look to see this success continue in February for the entire 2010 model year line up across both brands."
U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
For January, the Jaguar XK reached 138 units this month, up 41 percent from 98 units in January 2009. Jaguar's U.S. sales were down 19 percent due to decreases in sales for the XF and XJ. Jaguar XF sales of 479 units were down 10 percent versus 534 sales in January 2009. Due to the runout of the Jaguar XJ, sales of the model continue to decrease and were down 90 percent from 144 units in January 2009 to 14 units in 2010.
Jaguar's 2010 XK lineup includes four models: The XK Coupe or Convertible powered by the 385-hp naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 and the XKR Coupe or Convertible powered by the 510-hp supercharged version of the 5.0 liter V8. In spring, Jaguar will launch one of the most anticipated new models in the industry, the all-new 2011 XJ luxury sedan, starting at $72,500 MSRP.
Land Rover's U.S. sales in January were up 4 percent. The volume and percentage increase leader for January was the Range Rover Sport, for the second consecutive month, with 823 units sold, a 46% increase from 564 units in 2009. LR4 sales increased 12 percent to 343 units from 306 in January 2009. Range Rover sales of 614 units were down 16 percent versus 728 sales in January 2009. LR2 sales of 178 units were down 36 percent versus 278 sales in January 2009.
Land Rover's 2010 Model Year lineup features four models: The 230-hp 3.0 liter I6 powered LR2; the new LR4 powered by the 375-hp 5.0 liter V8; the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover, both available with the naturally-aspirated 375-hp V8 and 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains.
Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that design, engineer and manufacture in the UK. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define 'breadth of capability' in their segments. The Jaguar XF, XJ and XK models are manufactured at the company's Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham, while the Jaguar X-TYPE is produced alongside the Land Rover LR2 (Freelander 2) at the Halewood plant in Liverpool. Land Rover's Defender, LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport and Range Rover models are all built at the Solihull plant. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs some 16,000 people, predominately in the UK, including some 3,500 engineers at two product development centers in Whitley, Coventry and Gaydon, Warwickshire. The business is a major wealth generator for the UK with 78 percent of Land Rovers exported to 169 countries and 70 percent of Jaguars exported to 63 countries, with sales to customers conducted principally through franchised dealers and importers.