Land Rover is a British car manufacturer which is headquartered in Gaydon, United Kingdom. It is well-known for making high-end, luxury four-wheel-drive vehicles. It is the second oldest producer of 4-wheel drive automobiles, behind Jeep. Land Rover, along with Jaguar, was owned by Ford Motor Company until 2008. At that time, Ford decided to divest itself of both car lines and announced it was selling Jaguar Land Rover to the giant Indian car manufacturer, Tata Motors.
The first Land Rover model rolled off the assembly line in 1948. It was designed by the Wilks Brothers and produced by Rover Car Company. The American Jeep widely used by the military during World War Two was the basis for the original Land Rover design. It was first produced using Birmabright, which is an alloy of aluminum and magnesium. This metal proved to be a great success as it helped the Land Rover models avoid corrosion. This fact solidified the brand’s reputation as a tough, dependable vehicle which could perform in even the most grueling of conditions. Throughout its entire history, right up to the 2012 models offered today, Land Rover has been regarded as a versatile, rugged automobile with a high-output engine and other features special to the brand. From its inception, the power take-off (PTO) feature has been at the center of its popularity and appeal.
Land Rover sells the following models in America: the LR2, the LR4, the Range Rover Evoque, the Range Rover Sport, and the Range Rover. Prices start at just under $37,000 and can reach as high as $80,000 +.
Land Rovers are expensive, luxury automobiles. Owners enjoy the style and substance of the car brand and the pure joy of driving such a high-quality vehicle. However when it comes to car insurance, it is normally expected that the higher the sticker price of a vehicle, the higher the cost to insure that automobile. This is due in part to the more expensive parts and labor costs associated with repairing an expensive car in the event of an accident.
Many factors go into determining what you will pay for car insurance. The make and model of the vehicle is a big consideration but it is not the only one. Most insurance companies rely more on the personal data of the insured driver than on just the car information alone. This includes your age, personal driving record, where you live, and your driving habits. Be sure to check on available discounts and ask your agent if you qualify. Also remember that normally the more safety features your automobile features, the less you will pay for coverage.
Shopping for car insurance is no different than shopping for other items you need. The more you research and learn, the better you will be able to negotiate a reasonable price for an insurance premium. Contact various companies and get quotes for the make and model of car you want to insure. Maintain a clean driving record and also check your credit score. Most companies will check your credit-worthiness when you apply for car insurance so make sure your credit report is accurate and up-to-date.