The Tata-owned group’s sales averaged one a minute globally in 2016; the UK, North America and Europe led the charge

Jaguar Land Rover’s global sales broke half a million in 2016; a year-on-year growth of 13% compared with 2015.

Individually, Land Rover’s sales grew by 8% to 427,122, while Jaguar experienced a 77% boom; rising from 94,449 in 2015 to 148,730 across 2016.

The rise coincides with 2016 being a record-breaking year of UK car registrations, with almost 2.7 million registered, compared with 2.6m in 2015.

Europe made up the largest chunk of sales, with 138,695 cars finding owners and a 26% rise over last year, while Jaguar’s China and North America sales grew by 31% and 25% respectively.

The UK remains Jaguar Land Rover’s most promising market, however; in the UK, we bought 117,571 JLR cars in 2016 and made the year the most successful yet in the company’s history in this country and abroad.

Sales were undoubtedly bolstered by Jaguar’s first offering into the booming SUV market; the F-Pace. Jaguar shifted 45,973 across the year, despite Jaguar waiting until the spring to put it on sale.

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Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport 2016 road test review

Jaguar takes a typically sporting approach with the F-Pace, but it isn't quite enough to better its sibling, the Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Proving the strength of the SUV market was also the Land Rover Discovery Sport; Land Rover’s best-selling model of 2016 and occupying the same market as the F-Pace. 122,460 were sold across the year, while the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport made up 200,245 sales between them.

Sales of the Land Rover Discovery trailed off slightly last year, according to Jaguar Land Rover, as the market prepares to welcome the new model later this year.

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9 January 2017
A company with so much invested in the UK doing so well. Don't think it'll be a flash in the pan either as the I-Pace will break cover at least a year (guess) before the Germans.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

9 January 2017
Jaguar - now use the F-pace profits to redesign the dashboard/centre console of XE, XF, F-pace - pronto!

9 January 2017
Great stuff, was hoping I could beat the usual commentators with their doom and gloom who say Britain doesn't make anything - what a great success story for design and manufacturer in the UK and a big well done to everyone involved. Looking forward to more new models.

9 January 2017
Jaguar finally has the models required to shift big volume. The gap to Land Rover was always a bit glaring so good to see that gap closing.

I'd be interested to know how many of those 45000+ F-Paces have actually been delivered. Or exist at all. I know folks from a local dealer group who have many tales of woe regarding F-Pace allocations. If you've got one, you're lucky.


9 January 2017
bomb wrote:

Jaguar finally has the models required to shift big volume. The gap to Land Rover was always a bit glaring so good to see that gap closing.

I'd be interested to know how many of those 45000+ F-Paces have actually been delivered. Or exist at all. I know folks from a local dealer group who have many tales of woe regarding F-Pace allocations. If you've got one, you're lucky.

We've had our for few months now, it's not been trouble free though. An annoying issue with the rear doors locking themselves and refusing to unlock. Have to say it's an impressive overall package, biggest disappointment is the interior, it isn't fit for a 65k car. Recently returned from a two week 2700kms trip to the Alps, very comfortable over distances along the Autoroutes, copes with the snow well and averaged justed over 30 mpg.

9 January 2017
Is someone keeping an eye on rising inflation and unsecured credit approaching 2008 levels?

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Our Verdict

Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport 2016 road test review

Jaguar takes a typically sporting approach with the F-Pace, but it isn't quite enough to better its sibling, the Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Driven this week