The 23% hike in Sport sales helped push up Land Rover sales by 21 per cent to 6,982 cars in June. But its sister company Jaguar suffered a 20 per cent sales slump compared to June last year. Overall demand for the Range Rover Sport and Velar, Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar's new baby SUV, the E-Pace, kep Jaguar Land Rover group sales up 7% in June to 9,335.
So far this year the West Midlands-based luxury car maker has seen its US sales up 5% at 59,566 vehicles sold.
“We’re pleased to see Jaguar Land Rover finish the first half of 2018 with another monthly increase, driven by consumer demand for many of our models, including Discovery, Range Rover Velar and E-PACE,” said Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO of JLR North America.
The sales underline the USA's importance to Jaguar Land Rover, as one of its biggest markets, highlighting the potential impact of 25% car import taxes proposed by President Trump.