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Tata Motors’ subsidiary — Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has achieved its best ever December sales performance in 2016, with total retail sales of 55,375 vehicles, up 12% on the prior year, primarily driven by the ongoing success of the Jaguar F-PACE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Sport as well as strong demand for the long wheel base Jaguar XFL in China. JLR total retail sales for the full 2016 calendar year also reached record levels with sales of 583,312 units, up 20% compared to 2015.
JLR’s global retail sales performance for December shows strong growth in China (up 36%), North America (up 30%) and Europe (up 8%) but softer sales in the UK (down 3%) and in other overseas markets (down 16%).
Jaguar retail sales were up 95% in December 2016, retailing 16,349 vehicles driven by the ongoing success of the F-PACE and strong demand for the long wheel base XFL in China. Jaguar retail sales for the full 2016 calendar year reached 148,730, up 77% compared to 2015.
Land Rover retailed 39,026 vehicles in December 2016, down 5% compared to December 2015 as strong retail sales of the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Sport were offset by lower sales of the discontinued Defender and Discovery models. Land Rover retail sales for the full 2016 calendar year reached 434,582, up 8% compared to 2015.