Firm records sharp sales increase in May to go with the positive start to 2010
8 June 2010

Land Rover sales rose by 64 per cent year-on-year in the UK in May.

The firm has seen a strong increase in sales in the first five months of the year following the launch of revised Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. for the 2010 model year.

Sales of the Range Rover saw the biggest increase, up 121 per cent on May 2009. Discovery sales were up 87 per cent, Range Rover Sport sales were up 58 per cent, Freelander sales rose 60 per cent and Defender sales were up 32 per cent.

Land Rover sold 15,181 units globally in May, an increase of 42.3 per cent on the previous year. The UK was its biggest market, where it sold 3040 units.

The next biggest market was the US, where it sold 2935 units, and China, where 2026 units were sold.

In the first five months of the year, Land Rover sales in the UK are up 60 per cent year-on-year.

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8 June 2010

I'm sure that Mr Sheele will still find a way to piss on the party.

8 June 2010

Yes I am sure Nick will present some amazing charts and statisitcs from Nigeria. Peru and Iran which will clearly show that all this is a complete nonsense. Furhermore based on the weather forecast for this summer in US the sales of LR must have been significantly decreased instead of increasing.

PT

8 June 2010

This is truly a good thing, and can only benefit Land Rover and the UK. Roll on the new products!

To live is to drive

8 June 2010

Where's Nick?

9 June 2010

[quote TStag]Where's Nick?[/quote]

I was wondering the same thing! It would have been difficult for him anyway, but I think he's seen this and realised we've called his bluff...

15 June 2010

Ken is busy dissing the Range Rover's diesel engines in another thread:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/forums/p/14147/124489.aspx#124489

because as we all know, people spending £50K on a large SUV really care whether their car is Euro IV or Euro V compliant.

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