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June 2016 Sales For Land Rover: Up 23%

|Includes: Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

Land Rover reported U.S. 2016 June month sales. I would link to the press release, but Land Rover has the auto industry's most difficult-to-use media site, where I keep looking for stuff and simply can't find it. I can find all sorts of things there -- by chance -- but almost never the one thing I am there to find, which are the sales statistics. They should be neatly organized, in spreadsheet format.

I wrote recently about how Land Rover's sister brand Jaguar is growing sales faster than just about everyone, and how it is outperforming Tesla across a broad set of metrics:

https://seekingalpha.com/article/3983058-tesla-jaguar-math-will-surprised

In terms of U.S. unit sales, Jaguar was up 23% in the month of June 2016. Year to date, Land Rover is up 13%.

One year ago, the Discovery Sport was a new model, and it grew 238% year-over-year.

The one other thing to note, is that diesel sales of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models was 15%. While a much lower percentage than in Europe, still a respectable number for diesel in the U.S.

With 36,648 sales in the U.S. for the first half of the year, Land Rover is tracking to hit close to 80,000 units for the year. That would be equal to, or perhaps larger than, Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) total global number.

Disclosure: I am/we are short TSLA.

Additional disclosure: At the time of submitting this article for publication, the author was long GOOGL, FCAU and short TSLA. However, positions can change at any time. The author regularly attends press conferences, new vehicle launches and equivalent, hosted my most major automakers.