Jaguar North America announces year-to-date sales in the United States totaling 29,831 cars, up nearly 47 percent compared with the same period last year. Sales totaled 3,550 cars for August. This month marks the 17th consecutive month of year-over-year improvement.

Jaguar XJ Series sales totaled 1,170 cars, up nearly 13 percent compared with the same month last year. Jaguar S-TYPE sales totaled 1,954, up nearly seven percent compared with the same month last year. Jaguar XK Series sports car sales totaled 426 cars.

"Jaguar sales continue to remain strong," said Mike O'Driscoll, president of Jaguar North America. "We look forward to continuing our growth as we debut our 2001 product line, including the new XKR Silverstone."

The Jaguar fact of the month includes two tidbits on Jaguar's integrated Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) navigation system: XK Series sports car buyers request the optional navigation system more than S-TYPE and XJ Series buyers, and more navigation systems are sold in the southeast region than any other region in the United States.

Current Month U.S. New Vehicle Retail Sales
XJ Sedans
S-TYPE
XK8
XKR
XJ8
XJ8L
VDP
VDP (S/C)
XJR
Large Sedans
V6
V8
Medium Sedans
Coupe
Conv
Coupe
Conv
Sports
Total
AUG. 00
619
127
304
12
108
1,170
1,039
915
1,954
29
328
23
46
426
3,550
AUG. 99
365
126
417
8
122
1,038
980
852
1,832
26
561
0
0
587
3,457
% Change
12.7%
6.7%
-27.4%
2.7%
Daily Selling Rate % Change
8.5%
2.7%
-30.1%
-1.1%
YTD U.S. New Vehicle Retail Sales:
XJ Sedans
S-TYPE
XK8
XKR
XJ8
XJ8L
VDP
VDP(S/C)
XJR
Large Sedans
V6
V8
Medium Sedans
Coupe
Conv
Coupe
Conv
Sports
Total
00 YTD
3,786
839
2,332
106
856
7,919
10,645
6,776
17,421
409
3,131
186
765
4,491
29,831
99 YTD
3,925
1,198
2,560
107
1,056
8,846
4,104
3,680
7,784
298
3,424
0
0
3,722
20,352
% Change
-10.5%
123.8%
20.7%
46.6%
Daily Selling Rate % Change
-10.9%
122.7%
20.1%
45.9%
Notes: VDP = Vanden Plas