Jaguar Land Rover has broken yet another global sales record with the Coventry car maker enjoying its most successful August yet.

The firm sold a total of 36,926 cars in August – a rise of 26 per cent over August 2015.

August also saw strong sales for the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar XE and Jaguar F-Pace.

The car maker has now sold 372,978 so far in 2016, a 24 per cent increase compared to the first eight months of 2015.

August saw Jaguar Land Rover deliver particularly solid performances in North America and Europe with retail sales increasing by 45 per cent and 37 per cent respectively compared to the previous year.

Sales were 36 per cent up in China, three per cent down in the UK, and two per cent down in other overseas markets.

A Jaguar XE and Land Rover Discovery Sport, two models which boosted Jaguar Land Rover's UK sales

Andy Goss, Jaguar Land Rover group sales operations director, said: “We continue to grow our sales, with impressive performances across both of our brands.

“Sales in North America were particularly strong, where we sold over 10,000 vehicles in August alone.

“The Evoque Convertible has performed well in its first few months of sales and will play a key role in continuing Range Rover’s 45-year success story.”

The Jaguar brand enjoyed its best August to date, with sales of 10,868 vehicles, up a massive 104 per cent on the previous year.

Land Rover also strengthened its position with its strongest August sales yet, selling 26,058 vehicles, up nine per cent year-on-year.

The best-seller for the month was the Discovery Sport, retailing 7,053 vehicles.

The latest sales figures come on the back of a successful first quarter of the financial year for Jaguar Land Rover.

Between April and the end of June the car maker saw a 16 per cent rise in sales to sell a record-breaking 132,700 vehicles.

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The increase meant total revenues in the first quarter of the financial year were £5.5billion, up from £5billion for the same period in 2015.

However pre-tax profit for the quarter fell by 37 per cent to £399million due to the falling value of the pound in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

“The quarter’s sales results reflect the positive customer response to the introduction of new vehicles, such as the Jaguar XE in America,” said CEO Dr Ralf Speth.

“We have delivered volume growth in all of our major markets and remain solidly profitable.”

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