Since 1948 safety has been the number one value in all Land Rover cars. A thoroughly British manufacturer, the company has been at the heart of the British car industry for decades and it is the second oldest four-wheel-drive car brand in the world, coming second only after Jeep. With that in mind, there’s no reason why anyone would overlook Land Rover’s range of six different 4 wheel drive cars.
Taking a quick look at the Land Rover Freelander for example; since it was unveiled in 1997, the car has become one of the cornerstones of the Land Rover range. Amassing a total of 23% of all Land Rover sales, the car is one of the greatest 4×4 family vehicles in the world. But what makes the car truly significant is the immense safety value that it prescribes for each of its passengers.
Given a five star rating by Euro NCAP, the vehicle is one of the safest 4×4’s on the market. By law, all car models within the European Union must pass minimum safety tests before they are allowed on the road. Euro NCAP works at encouraging manufacturers to exceed and surpass those safety tests.
After a series of rigorous thrashings, the Freelander passed with flying colours. With a minimum of seven airbags in the front of the car alone, the vehicle was tested to its limits with crash test dummies, child dummies and impacts from both the front and the rear. The tests noted that during frontal impact, the driver of the car was afforded more space during impact and the vast range of airbags throughout the vehicle provided an impressive net of safety that would be available for drivers of all different heights and weights. The car was also awarded maximum points for the amount of protection that it offers child occupants and also gained marks for being able to disable the passenger airbag so that a reward-facing child seat could be placed in the front of the car.
Besides the ample amount of airbags that the Freelander provides, the car is also loaded with other safety features including ABS, roll stability control, traction control, brake force distribution, hill descent control as well as numerous safety belt additions.
You may also be interested to know that the Land Rover Discovery also recently featured in an article by Whatcar?, which featured the top ten family cars currently on the market. Noted for its vast amount of space, comfort and safety, the vehicle is often featured on family reviews and is recognised for putting the safety of its occupants highest on the agenda.
Within all the Land Rover range you will find safety at the heart of every car, which makes them all perfect for the family car that you’ve always dreamt of. People often talk about as to why you see so many Land Rovers whilst on the school run, and with a manufacturer as safety and family orientated as Land Rover, there’s little wonder why.