2013 Range Rover sold out for 6-12 months - report

 2013 Range Rover sold out for 6-12 months - report
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A global sales success

The 2013 Range Rover is proving to be a runaway success as the company's order books are filled with eager customers.

According to Automotive News, most Land Rover dealers in the United States are sold out of the model until early summer. The problem isn't limited to America as global demand has also proved to be strong. As Chris Marchand, executive vice president of operations at Jaguar Land Rover North America, explained “We are asking for as many vehicles as we can get [but] the vehicle is sold out for six months to a year."

Due to the tight supplies, Land Rover decided not to bring the entry-level Range Rover to the United States. It was slated to start at $83,545 but dealers are now limited to selling the mid-level HSE that retails for $88,545.

Land Rover declined to mention how many Range Rovers they have sold, but the model's sales - including the previous generation - were up 52% in January compared to a year ago.

Source: Land Rover & Automotive News

Jaguar Land Rover Off To A Fast Sales Start For 2013

Coventry, UK: Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles, sold 34,877 vehicles during the first month of 2013, an increase of 32% versus the same period last year.

January sales were up across every major market with sales up 74% in China, 46% in Asia Pacific, 33% in the UK, 24% in North America and 10% in Europe.

Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover's Director of Group Sales Operations said,"With one of the best month's sales performances ever, both Jaguar and Land Rover brands have had a very strong start to the year. This reflects the introduction of the all-new Range Rover as well as the 2013 Model Year Jaguar XF and XJ models."

In January, Land Rover sold 29,118 vehicles (up 31%), with increased sales of Freelander (up 57%), Range Rover (up 52% including prior model), Range Rover Evoque (up 32%), Range Rover Sport (up 17%) and Land Rover Discovery (up 14%). Land Rover sales were up in all major markets with record January sales in several, including the UK, USA and Germany.

Jaguar sold 5,759 vehicles in January (up by 40%), with increased sales of the XJ (up 70%) and the XF (up 37%), reflecting strong sales of the recently introduced XF Sportbrake as well as all-wheel drive and smaller engine options. Jaguar sales were up in all major markets.

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If I could have 2 free cars right now, I'd get a Range Rover 2013 and a Jaguar F-Type 2013. The Range to get anywhere in comfort, and the Jaguar because it looks so damn good!
Feb 13, 2013 8:23 am
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Tata has really shown how to run a company you have bought, stand back and let them get on with it whilst pouring in cash... Ford and GM could learn a lesson from them seeing how they mucked around with the brands they used to own.
Feb 13, 2013 7:17 am
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This is not being biased or racial, lets give credit where its due. Indian are good business people. Look at all the tourist shops in NYC not to mention maybe 75% of the dunkin donuts and subways. Buying Jaguar and Land Rover was just another normal venture for what they have invested in. They are the land of outsourcing; when is the last time Bobby called you cause you were late on a payment. Which Bobby for that matter. Lets go TATA.
Feb 13, 2013 9:02 am
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Indians are actually the WORST business people as a nation, they are stubborn and arrogant and try to push their religion and way of life through any product they design/sell. They have no concept of quality control, because you can't have quality control standards without proper working conditions/pay for your workers. They don't believe in the environment, and they always try to go the cheapest route, buying antique machines and not properly training their workers. Just because JLR is an exception doesn't mean that they are all great business people.
Feb 13, 2013 12:52 pm
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India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world so they can't be that bad at business... also when was the last time an Indian product tried to convert you to Hinduism ir Sikhism??
Feb 14, 2013 1:04 pm
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Bloody hell - the worst reliability ratings in just about every quality survey you care to name for the past 15 years...and still people can't get enough. Definitely got something special...
Feb 13, 2013 4:51 am
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Sold out. LOL, why not say they build less to create a supply and demand effect. Then tell you what you can buy. Its called "CARLONIZATION"
Feb 12, 2013 4:47 pm
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That's always a possibility but the flip side is you run the risk of having potential buyers defect to the competition. The strategy you speak of usually only works if there's a market monopoly or oligopoly, which as we both know is hardly the case in the automotive world. On a side note I'm thrilled about this news. There were serious fears about Jaguar and Land Rover going the way of Rover cars, ie belly up. Seems unlikely now for a very long time if the current product and sales surges continue
Feb 12, 2013 5:49 pm
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Are the engines BMW or Ford?
Feb 12, 2013 4:36 pm
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Jaguar: BMW was out of there a while and so has Ford. TATA owns both Jaguar / Land Rover, reason for the aluminum frame / weight loss
Feb 12, 2013 4:50 pm
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JLR has its own engines!
Feb 12, 2013 8:26 pm
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