Jaguar UK Achieves Record-Breaking Sales In January

Jaguar is celebrating sales success with its highest-ever January sales total in the UK. 2,469 Jaguars were sold, up 23.8 per cent against January 2003.

The X-TYPE contributed significantly to the total, with 1,531 sold. More than 1,000 of these were 2.0 litre diesel models, helping the X-TYPE achieve a sales increase of 37.4% versus January 2003, and contributing to it claiming a 20% share of the premium C/D diesel segment.

The new XJ also continued its strong sales performance, dominating its segment in January with a 38.5% share overall, and taking more than 50% of petrol sales in the segment. This latter figure is equivalent to the combined sales of its nearest competitors, the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class.

Commenting on the company's sales performance, Phil Popham, Jaguar's UK Managing Director, said: "In an increasingly competitive market environment, important new models such as the company's first-ever diesel model and the forthcoming Estate model are major factors in attracting new customers, fuelling sales records both at home and globally."

Published 18 February 2004 Melanie Carter

The information contained this Jaguar X-TYPE news article may have changed since publication on the 18 February 2004. Our car specifications, reviews, and prices may only apply to the UK market. You may wish to check with the manufacturer or your local Jaguar dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce our car news in full or part, in any format without our written permission. © 2018