JLR launches new

insurance scheme

Land Rover Insurance, 2023, app

RANGE Rover owners in the UK can now benefit from a new insurance solution through Land Rover Insurance.

The new scheme is designed for those who may be facing challenges with increasing insurance premiums, which are affecting the industry.

Eligible owners can obtain a quote online and manage their monthly rolling subscription and policy cover in a flexible way, at any time.

The fully comprehensive insurance ensures any repairs are completed by a JLR authorised bodyshop, using only genuine parts.

The policy is completely flexible, with no deposits or interest charges, and clients are able to amend or cancel their cover with no fee.

The price is also guaranteed for 12 months for added assurance and peace of mind.

Also available to owners looking to insure Defender and Discovery vehicles, as well as Jaguar clients through Jaguar Insurance, the service has provided quotes to more than 4,000 clients since October, with an averageâ¯monthly premium of less thanâ¯Â£200.

JLR has also shared with leading insurance providers its latest data - reflecting the security in new and older models - to help increase the range of insurance options on the open market.

The latest vehicles are proving highly resilient to thefts. UK police data shows that since January 2022, only nine of the 12,200 new Range Rovers on the road have been stolen a rate of 0.07 per cent, while only 13 of the 13,400 new Range Rover Sports on the road have been affected (0.1 per cent).

As part of several services to enhance the ownership experience for its clients, JLR announced last month its £10 million investment in vehicle security to help tackle keyless thefts.

This included an extensive rollout of security updates benefitting more than 70,000 older vehicles in the UK since the initiative began in 2022, ensuring the same levels of protection against theft as current, new models. This, along with dedicated collaboration with police and partners, is reducing thefts.

A JLR spokesperson said: "Customers of luxury cars and other luxury items are experiencingâ¯an increase in thefts due to organised criminal activity in the UK.

"The desirability of our luxury vehicles, coupled with concerns around thefts, has recently led to challenges in obtaining insurance cover for some clients. We are fully committed to doing everything we can to address this by adopting a multifaceted approach: from our significant investment in vehicle security, to now providing our own insurance.

"While our new insurance proposition is a key milestone, we want to reassure clients that we will continue monitoring and refining our service so that even more clients can take advantage of it."

JLR says it iss committed to vehicle security and ensuring its vehicles are protected and updated with the latest technology to prevent thefts.

Vehicles manufactured from 2022 onwards are built on JLR's most advanced electrical architecture, meaning they have the latest security features, which is reflected in low theft rates.

The latest technology to prevent the Body Control Module (BCM) keyless theft method is being deployed to previous generation vehicles, including those out of warranty, ensuring the same levels of protection as current models.

Criminals have previously hacked the keyless entry system enabling them to start the engine, but JLR's updates contain embedded technology to prevent this.

Since 2022, more than 70,000 eligible vehicles have been updated and theft rates continue to improve as updates are completed.

Back in 2018, JLR was the first manufacturer to develop and rollout Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) protection to counter the ‘relay' theft method, where criminals intercept signals between the vehicle and key to unlock the car.

Vehicles are not vulnerable to this when equipped with UWB technology, mitigating the requirement to store keys in a faraday pouch.

JLR always recommends clients use every available measure to protect their vehicle, including the Jaguar and Land Rover Remote apps which includes a ‘Guardian Mode', which monitors the vehicle and provides an alert if there is any unauthorised interaction.

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