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    September 2012: Jaguar Land Rover North America


    William Maley

    Jaguar Land Rover Reports U.S. Sales For September 2012

    • Jaguar Land Rover North America U.S. sales increase 20 percent for September; best September since 2007
    • Land Rover sales increase 33 percent for September driven by sales of Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque
    • Jaguar begins dealership delivery of XJ 3.0 Liter V6 in October and XJ All Wheel Drive in December.

    (MAHWAH, NJ) - October 2, 2012 – Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported September 2012 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales for the month were 3,636 up 33 percent from 2,740 in 2011; Jaguar sales for the month were 1,004 down 10 percent from 1,111 in 2011; Jaguar Land Rover North America sales for the month were 4,640 up 20 percent from 3,851 in 2011. Jaguar Land Rover North America is up 18 percent year-to-date.

    "Jaguar Land Rover had its best U.S. September sales since 2007 with an increase of 20 percent," said Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “The 2012 Model Year has delivered gains for the year for both Jaguar and Land Rover, a trend we expect to continue with the 2013 Model Year including the MY13 Jaguar XJ and updated Land Rover LR2.”

    U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS

    Jaguar

    Jaguar's U.S. sales for September, 2012 were down 10 percent, but are up 3 percent for the year to 9550 from 9,315. The volume leader for the year is the Jaguar XF with 4,380 sales, up 16 percent from 3,767 in 2011.

    For MY13, Jaguar transforms its U.S. lineup, and dramatically expands U.S. market presence with addition of:

    • Instinctive All Wheel Drive™ – Available on both the XF and XJ
    • Supercharged 340hp V6 engines in the XF and XJ
    • Turbocharged 240hp four cylinder engine available in the XF
    • Eight Speed ZF® Automatic Transmissions on all XF and XJ models
    • Auto Engine Stop/Start on select XF and XJ models

    Jaguar's 2013 Model Year line-up features three models: The Jaguar XJ luxury sedan, powered by either the supercharged 3.0 liter V6 in rear wheel or all wheel drive configuration, naturally-aspirated 385-hp 5.0 liter V8, the 470-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 or the 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8; the Jaguar XF sports sedan powered by the 240-hp 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder, supercharged 340-hp 3.0 liter V6 in rear wheel or all wheel drive configuration, the naturally-aspirated 385-hp 5.0 liter V8, the 470-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 or, in the XFR, the 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains; and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars powered by either the naturally-aspirated 385-hp V8, or for the XKR, the 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains. Jaguar also offers its highest performance models ever, the 2013 Jaguar XKR-S coupe and convertible with a 550-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrain. The Jaguar F-TYPE convertible will join the lineup in summer of 2013.

    Land Rover

    For the month of September, 2012, Land Rover sales were up 33 percent, driven by Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. The volume leader for September, 2012 was the Range Rover Sport with 1,514 units sold, up 23 percent from 1,232 in 2011. The all-new Range Rover Evoque, winner of the 2012 North American Truck of the Year, hit 559 units sold in September, 2012.

    The All New 2013 MY Range Rover, featuring weight-saving aluminum architecture, goes on sale in December, 2012. For MY13, the Land Rover LR2 receives significant interior and exterior design updates, as well as a fuel efficient 240-hp Turbocharged four cylinder engine.

    Land Rover's 2013 Model Year line-up features five models: The 240-hp 2.0 liter powered LR2; the LR4 powered by the 375-hp 5.0 liter V8; the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover, both available with the Naturally-aspirated 375-hp V8 and 510-hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 powertrains. The newest model, the 2013 Range Rover Evoque has a starting price of $41,995* for the five-door, and $44,995* for the coupe and achieves 28 MPG** EPA highway and 20 MPG** EPA city.

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    So the Evoque, a crossover rather than a real SUV like the LR2 and LR4, is carrying Jaguar Land Rover NA. This should be unsurprising since the Evoque is priced at SRX levels and everything else is quite expensive.

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