When I decided to put the US and China together in a Jaguar Land Rover comparison, the first issue was China doesn't include imported cars in it's figures. Why on earth not? Something for another time. So I had to estimate the figures.
From 2010 to 2016 the US averaged 15 million, sales, China 18 million as best I could establish. So was there much difference? Amazingly no. Land Rover is more popular in China, Jaguar in the States. The penetration number is identical, 0.45%.
The US: Jaguar takes about a quarter of JLR's sales and has been reasonably consistent over the years. Since 2010, JLR has sold nearly half a million vehicles, but it is still a relatively small player. Of course, premium marques are out of the reach of many.
China: Land Rover is the mainstay of JLR here, accounting for about 5 out of 6 sales. In 2010, it was some way behind the US in volume but a booming car market meant that by 2012, China passed the US. 2015 was a stumble, but 2016 came back strongly. Well over half a million cars found buyers since 2010.
Summary: The closeness of the two nations regarding JLR sales is stricking.
Data source: JLR (China) & Goodcarbadcar (USA).
Picture source: Netcarshow.