How did the high-end brands do in November? Porsche, Cadillac and Jaguar Land Rover reveal their numbers
Porsche Cars North America, Inc
Porsche North America, importer and distributor of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, announced an all-time monthly record with 5,513 vehicle sales in November. This represents a 23.9 percent increase over November 2015.
Year-to-date retail sales stand at 50,265 vehicles, a 5.1 percent increase over last year. “Congratulations to our team for achieving yet another stellar month of sales. Year-over-year, we continue to outpace ourselves and I am certain this year will close no differently,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, PCNA.
Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the United States were 1,417 for November 2016. CPO sales year-to-date stand at 15,252 units, a 15.5 percent increase compared to the same period in 2015.
Best Ever Jaguar Land Rover U.S. November Sales Month, up 19 percent
Jaguar sales were 3,381 units, a 217 percent increase from 1,065 units in November 2015; Land Rover sales reached 5,659 units, the 2nd highest November ever and down 13 percent from record sales of 6,539 units in November 2015; Jaguar Land Rover November U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,040 units, a 19 percent increase from 7,604 units in November 2015; making it the best ever Jaguar Land Rover November sales month.
Year-to-date, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached 92,531, up 23 percent from 75,410 units in 2015.
In-Depth: Land Rover
For the month of November, Land Rover sales hit 5,659 units sold, the second highest November ever for the brand. (November of 2015 was the all-time November high for the brand in the U.S.) For the month of November, the Range Rover Sport was the volume leader hitting 1,885 units sold.
Range Rover hit 1,242 units sold and sales of the Discovery Sport hit 1,139 units. The Discovery family will be expanded in 2017 with the introduction of the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery, which made its U.S. Debut on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice with a fun and innovative pop-up activation ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new Discovery will go on sale this summer and be priced from $49,990. (1)
In the U.S., year to date through November, Land Rover is continuing to grow its record levels with sales up 6 percent to 65,582 units sold versus 62,141 in 2015.
The 2017 Land Rover model lineup features five models: The all-new Discovery, which replaces the LR4, features a radical new design language for the full-size, optional seven-passenger SUV and all-new levels of refinement, passenger technology and driver assistance options. The Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque continue steadfast, both powered by 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engines. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport model lines expand for 2017 each with a new model. Replacing the limited edition HST model in the Range Rover Sports lineup, the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic features a 380-hp supercharged V6 engine, dynamic body trim appointments and black trim finishes. Within the full-size Range Rover line-up, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has introduced the SVAutobiography Dynamic. Based off of the long wheelbase SVAutobiography, the SVAutobiography Dynamic offers a driver-focused experience through a standard wheelbase, suspension and chassis tuning and a lowered ride height. Both Range Rover model lines feature five powertrain options – a 340-hp supercharged V6, a 380-hp supercharged V6, a 510-hp supercharged V8, a 550-hp supercharged V8 and a new 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel.
In Depth: Jaguar
For the month of November, Jaguar sales were 3,381 units, a 217 percent increase from 1,065 units in November 2015; making it the best Jaguar November sales month since 2003.
November marked the sixth full sales month of Jaguar’s two new entry luxury vehicles: the 2017 XE compact luxury sedan, starting at $34,900, and the 2017 F-PACE compact luxury SUV, starting at $40,9901. Competitively priced within their respective segments, these two new models appeal to an all-new segment of buyers for the brand. The XE is available with two gasoline engines, a 240-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and a 340-hp supercharged V6. The F-PACE is available with the same 340-hp supercharged V6, as well as a 380-hp supercharged V6 in the ‘S’ model. Both vehicles are available with a 180-hp turbocharged diesel engine, which returns 42mpg highway2 on Jaguar XE models and 33mpg highway on F-PACE models.
The Jaguar XE hit 951 units sold and the F-PACE hit 1,525 units sold, making it the brand’s volume leader for the month.
Jaguar offered a first look at the Jaguar I-PACE Concept, an all-electric performance SUV, ahead of its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show with an exclusive VIP reception at MILK Studios in Los Angeles. The I-PACE Concept is a production preview of the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018.
In the U.S., year to date through November, Jaguar has doubled its volume with sales up 103 percent to 26,949 units sold versus 13,269 in 2015.
The Jaguar XF is now offered with three available powertrains, two supercharged V6 powertrains producing 340- and 380-hp and a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder diesel offering an EPA certified 42mpg highway.2 The 2017 Jaguar XJ retains its position within the Jaguar line-up as the pinnacle in luxury for the brand. It continues to be available with three powertrain options – a 340-hp supercharged V6, a 470-hp supercharged V8 and a 550-hp supercharged V8 – is offered in both standard and long wheelbase lengths in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
For 2017, the Jaguar F-TYPE offers buyers with an all-new derivative in the F-TYPE SVR. Powered by the brand’s proven supercharged V8 engine, the F-TYPE SVR has been further enhanced to offer 575-hp and 516-lb. ft. of torque enabling a top speed of 200mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds.
All Jaguar models come standard with Jaguar EliteCare, an ownership package with class-leading five years or 60,000-mile warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Protect & Remote™.
Cadillac U.S. sales rise 14.5%, with record-breaking transaction prices
Cadillac sold 30,849 vehicles globally in November, an increase of 32.8 percent and the sixth consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases for Cadillac, the last five of which have topped 20 percent.
Growth in both of the largest markets powered Cadillac’s overall increase. Sales in the United States grew 14.5 percent in total and 17 percent among retail consumers. In the U.S., Escalade sales grew 24 percent, achieving the best November since 2007, and the all-new XT5 crossover had its best month since its launch earlier this year.
In China, sales rose 69.8 percent as Cadillac reached a new milestone. In November, the brand crossed the 100,000-unit mark in annual sales for the first time, setting a new record for calendar year sales. For the year to date, the brand has grown sales 46 percent in China and 10.5 percent globally.
Cadillac’s growth included a continuation in its trend of attaining higher brand prestige alongside volume growth. The brand’s average transaction price in the U.S. market reached the highest level ever: $53,690 per unit (according to Power Information Network).
“Cadillac’s rising product substance is driving consistent global growth, not only in sales volume but also in terms of brand prestige,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Additionally, crossing the 100,000-unit threshold in China is an important achievement, as for the first time in our long history Cadillac has developed a second volume hub to support our stronghold in the U.S.”