Range Rovers are becoming virtually impossible to insure in London as police forces fail to crack down on car thefts.
Now Britain’s most stolen vehicle, Range Rover drivers are struggling to find cover for their cars in the capital, with those that do facing annual premiums running into the thousands.
Just two insurers offer to provide cover for the Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic in London today on one comparison website, with quotes for the cheapest annual premium – based on a 35-year-old woman living in London with six years’ driving experience and no claims – amounting to £22,515 on average on insurance site Quotegoat.
This is in contrast to Sussex where 20 insurance providers offer quotes for the same model, with the best price offered standing at £1,978 a year.
When searching for car insurance deals for a male in his mid twenties in London on a major comparison site, no insurer was able to provide a quote, mystery shopping from this newspaper found.
Direct Line is also reviewing “its insurance arrangements” for Range Rovers following “widespread publicity regarding thefts of this make of car”, saying it “will monitor the situation to see how it evolves”, The Telegraph can disclose.