The largest car manufacturer in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover, enjoyed its strongest ever September in the UK, according to the latest figures.
The firm, which launched its latest Discovery model last month, sold 20,977 vehicles in September, which is a 31% increase on the same period last year.
Both brands contributed to the strong performance, resulting in the delivery of their best September sales figures on record.
Land Rover, spearheaded by the Range Rover Evoque, sold 14,556 vehicles, which was an increase of 30%, while Jaguar sold 6,421 vehicles, surpassing the manufacturerâs previous best September in 2004.
Jaguar has retailed 26,366 vehicles in the first nine months of the year, a 47% increase on the same period last year while Land Rover has sold 66,978 vehicles, rising by 16%.
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, commented on the performance: Itâs no secret that September is an important month for manufacturers and we are delighted with this result. It shows that not only is Jaguar Land Rover delivering great vehicles, but we are delivering new products that car-buyers want.
The Evoque Convertible has added another, desirable string to the bow of the Range Rover Evoque which continues to dominate its segment, retailing 4,657 vehicles, up 142% on September 2015. For Jaguar, the multi-award winning F-Pace continues to capture the imagination of UK buyers, enjoying its best month since launch, with 2,367 leaving UK showrooms.
Last week, Jaguar announced its intention to add a new XF Sportbrake to its line-up for next year and saw a sales increase of 33% on September last year.
The F-Type sports car, boosted by the introduction of the high performance SVR edition, enjoyed an impressive month, retailing 343 vehicles, which was a 74% on the same period in 2015.
The all-new XF marked its first full-year of sales with 1,545 retails while the Jaguar XE continued to make a dent in its competitive segment, selling 2,026 vehicles.