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Jaguar Land Rover hits new US sales high

By Simon Penfold | Business | Published:

Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating its best-every year in its key US market as sales hit a new high, with 114,333 cars driven away by new American owners.

The full-year performance came despite a December dip, when sales fell 9% on the previous December.

The combined sales figure for the year as a whole is 9% up on 2016's record high, and saw Land Rover reach a new peak of 74,739 cars sold, boosted by the new Range Rover Velar.

Meanwhile sister brand Jaguar saw its F-Pace drive it to a 27% increase on 2016, with sales reaching 39,594.

"Jaguar Land Rover in the U.S. achieved another record year for 2017 as our newest models broadened the appeal of both of our great brands," said Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO at JLR North America.

"Our continued growth is a testament to the efforts of our retailers and employees, and the appeal of expanded product lineups. In the coming year, we look forward to the launches of our first electrified vehicles, the 2019 MY Range Rover and Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid models and the Jaguar I-Pace all-electric performance SUV.”

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.

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