China boom drives Jaguar Land Rover sales higher thanks to Jaguar XF and F-Pace models

 
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Jaguar's XF model was a strong performer in June (Source: Getty)

Booming sales in China drove Jaguar Land Rover sales higher in June, boosted by a strong performance from the Jaguar marque.

Chinese sales jumped by 65.3 per cent year-on-year in June, dwarfing the 3.8 per cent rise in the UK, the company will announce this morning.

The surge in China, the world’s second largest economy, more than made up for a slump in overseas markets outside of North America, as conditions in emerging market economies proved challenging.

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Sales of the Jaguar brand rose by 29.7 per cent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year. Jaguar saw a 16 per cent year-on-year increase during June, with more than 15,000 cars sold, with the company putting it down to the F-Pace and XF models.

Overall sales in the group, which is owned by the Tata conglomerate, rose by 11 per cent year-on-year in June, while Land Rover sold 8.9 per cent more units than the same month last year.

Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover group sales operations director, said: “Jaguar Land Rover saw another positive performance in June, led by strong sales in China, both from imported vehicles and our Chinese joint venture.

“This month has also seen solid sales of our flagship Range Rover and the Discovery Sport.”

Jaguar Land Rover is releasing its latest Range Rover model, the Velar, this month.

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