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.

See all the latest Land Rover reviews, news and video

Join the debate

Comments
6

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.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK