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jutrem



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Land Rover Climbs to the Top of a Record U.S. Car Market

With bulldog tenacity and a savvy shift down-market, Land Rover came out on top of the U.S. auto market in 2015, the industry’s busiest year since the horse and buggy.
The blue-blood British brand, owned by Tata Motors, sold 70,582 vehicles in the U.S. last year, a 37 percent increase over its 2014 tally. No other major carmaker accelerated as quickly, as the industry overall notched a 5.2 percent increase in vehicles sold.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/201...car-market

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Good news but how come the Discovery Sports are so cheap in the states?? $37400 equates to roughly £26700!!!! You can't even buy a secondhand one in the UK for that money Shocked

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Not sure the article is correct?

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Or for about £16k you can have a new one of these monster trucks www.ford.com/trucks/f150/trim/xl/

I know someone in the US navy who is working in the UK for a few years. She has a LHD BMWX5 that was shipped over for her rather than buy a car locally. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
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a lot of US service people get their cars shipped to UK. many to be seen in harrogate due to menwith hill base

I did my bit for uk/us diplomacy in the back of one once Whistle At work
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Glad to see you are doing your bit Laughing

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jutrem



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Discovery Sports starts around $37000 (US) / $41000 (CAD) for entry SE models. But you'll have to put in a special order to get one. Unfortunately the ones you will find on dealers lots are HSE's averaging around $46000 (US)/ 48000(CAD). Same as when the LR2/Freelander 2 was new, you couldn't find a base model anywhere. I've only seen 2 base (non Xenon) LR2's ever (Except for on UK trips)

Labradorslave wrote:
Good news but how come the Discovery Sports are so cheap in the states?? $37400 equates to roughly £26700!!!! You can't even buy a secondhand one in the UK for that money Shocked

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