LONDON: The new F-PACE SUV has become the fastest selling Jaguar ever. The vehicle, which is designed, engineered, and manufactured in Britain, has seen impressive results this month, with more than 3,000 vehicles sold worldwide.
It is helping to propel Jaguar Land Rover to its best ever May, with retail sales of 44,946 vehicles, up 18% on May 2015.
The SUV is expected to reach Malaysia by the end of the year, with Singapore and Brunei among the first in Asia to get Jaguar's first foray into this segment.
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This is the company’s fifth consecutive record-breaking month. Jaguar Land Rover sold 245,100 vehicles in the first five months of 2016, 23% up on the same period in the prior year.
Jaguar recorded its best May in over a decade, delivering 10,633 vehicles, up 90% on the previous year, reflecting the strong launch of the F-PACE as well as continued solid sales of the XE and XF. This month, Jaguar performed strongly across all regions, notably in Europe, where sales were 281% up on the prior year. Calendar year-to-date sales for Jaguar were 48,480 up 60% year-on-year.
Land Rover strengthened its position as a world-leading manufacturer of all-terrain SUVs, with record May sales of 34,313 vehicles in the month, up 6% year-on-year, of which China was up 29%. The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing an impressive 10,075 vehicles. Calendar year-to-date sales for Land Rover reached 196,620 vehicles, 16% up on the prior year.
F-PACE powers Jaguar sales, over 3,000 sold globally so far