Jaguar Land Rover boss claims Range Rover isn’t the UK’s most stolen automotive in offended outburst | UK | News | EUROtoday

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has claimed the Range Rover isn’t the UK’s most stolen automotive in a blistering assertion.

Speaking to the press after the corporate introduced its newest monetary outcomes, the boss of the corporate Adrian Mardell claimed his enterprise had been unfairly singled out by journalists.

The BBC reported that he claimed: “It is not ‘Britain’s most stolen vehicle’, as reported incorrectly.”

Mr Mardell added that he had a need to appropriate what he believed was “misinformation [and] myth” concerning the variety of thefts of his SUVs.

He identified that thefts of Range Rovers had fallen by 27 % in 2023, in comparison with the 12 months earlier than and that the newest fashions had excellent safety.

His feedback come days after reviews from Bloomberg suggesting that the Range Rover Velar was one of the vital stolen vehicles within the 12 months to March 2023.

Mr Mardell additionally addressed issues over the flexibility of individuals to insure themselves on their vehicles after some clients had been confronted with insurance coverage premiums of over £10,000.

He mentioned: “There is no reason whatsoever why any insurance company should not gladly and readily insure those new vehicles. Zero reason, in any part of the country.

“The insurance industry clearly is not using the information and the data… they are very slow to respond to data.”

Responding to the case of 1 proprietor, a Land Rover spokesperson mentioned the corporate had introduced in new safety measures “including a £10million investment in vehicle security; launching our new insurance offering; as well as working with the wider insurance sector to provide more insurance options for clients”.

Furthermore, in addition they mentioned that elevated insurance coverage premiums had been sadly affecting the entire insurance coverage business.

In a press release to, JLR’s Managing Director Patrick McGillycuddy additionally touched on the subject of Range Rover thefts. He mentioned: “The rapid decline in Range Rover thefts in the last year, demonstrates the strength of our latest vehicle security measures.

“These significant reductions are a result of engineering our new vehicles to be robust against all known theft methods through the latest anti-theft technology, endorsed by third-party experts like Thatcham.

“In fact, our latest data shows that only ten out of 12,200 of the latest model of Range Rovers have been stolen since January 2022.”