Landrover Vehicle Information:
Auto Glass OE Manufacturer : Pilkington
Vehicles Made by Landrover
The origins of the Land Rover date back to 1878, with the founding of a British vehicle manufacturer named Starley & Sutton Co. In 1904, the Leyland Motor Corporation purchased the Rover, and eventually became known as the Rover Company. After World War Two, the Rover Company created the Land Rover, which became popular enough to eventually branch off into a separate business concern in 1978. During the twentieth century, the Land Rover brand was known as an exceptionally rugged vehicle. Land Rover gained immense popularity among the world’s various armed forces, including the British military. Despite an excellent reputation, the Land Rover marque switched between seven companies over its history, with its most recent sale passing the brand from Ford to Tata Motors in 2008.
Popular Makes and Models
The 2013 Land Rover LR2 is a luxury sport utility vehicle capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in 8.2 seconds, with a maximum speed of 124 miles per hour. This vehicle’s raw performance ability is complemented by a sophisticated yet sporty aesthetic design. Land Rover’s legendary Terrain Response system allows drivers to unleash the power of the LR2, even in difficult driving circumstances such as dirt trails, icy paths and even rough off-road terrain.
The 2013 Land Rover LR4 vehicles feature a significantly more powerful engine than the LR2. This means that despite being more than 1,000 pounds heavier than the LR2, the LR4 accelerates faster (from zero to sixty in 7.5 seconds) and has a comparable maximum speed of 121 miles per hour. The LR4 enjoys e_TERRAIN TECHNOLOGIES, a feature that improves engine efficiency while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The Range Rover Evoque is a sleek, stylish and luxurious version of the 2013 Land Rover series. Due partly to its lower, more aerodynamic profile, this model can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 135 miles per hour. Various technologies assist drivers during different scenarios, including Electronic Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Hill Descent Control and Gradient Release Control.
All three of these vehicles will appeal to luxury SUV enthusiasts. The LR2 and LR4 are powerful machines that will appeal to classicists, given their more traditional design. The Evoque is designed to attract drivers interested in a modern take on the Land Rover concept, offering a sleek exterior design and modern amenities such as Bluetooth connectivity and an air filtration system for the passenger compartment.
What’s Coming in 2014
In 2014, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the Range Rover will be updated with a host of new features. Both vehicles will boast a three-liter engine featuring six cylinders, capable of accelerating from zero to sixty miles per hour in only 6.9 seconds. The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover is constructed with weight reduction in mind, including an aluminum platform and lighter chassis and driveline components, which will improve fuel economy and vehicle performance. CommandShift technology and acceleration control manages the eight-speed automatic transmission for optimal results. The interior is designed to create more space and light to improve the overall driving experience. Equipped with five digital cameras, Meridian 3D sound technology and a “five plus two” seating arrangement that provides extra seating when necessary, the 2014 Range Rover Sport is packed with features that makes driving safer and more enjoyable while giving drivers the ability to take on a few extra riders. When activated, an adaptive Cruise Control maintains a predetermined space from the nearest vehicle. A queue assist feature slows and stops the Land Rover when approaching halted traffic.
Windshield and Windshield Manufacturer Information
The Land Rover series of vehicles feature windshields manufactured by Pilkington, an international glass manufacturing company that provides buildings and vehicles with different types of glass products. The main difference between the 2013 and 2014 Land Rover models is that the 2014 Land Rovers have acoustic laminated windshields, a feature that the 2013 Land Rovers lack.
New Features that Affect Windshield Replacement Prices
One feature that causes an increase in the price of replacing a windshield is whether or not the vehicle uses automatic wiper blades. Some of the older models of Land Rovers have rain sensors built into the windshield, increasing the cost of replacing those types of windshields. It is also important to note that lower priced Range Rovers are more popular among consumers. The more popular a vehicle is, the more parts a repair shop will stock for that particular vehicle, and the less expensive a replacement will be. The 2013 Land Rover LR2 would be less expensive for windshield repair compared to the LR4, simply because the LR2 is a more common model. HUD systems also increase the cost of a windshield replacement, meaning a repair for a Range Rover Sport will be more expensive than for a Land Rover without an HUD system. Finally, it will generally cost less for a windshield replacement if the technician working on the vehicle has experience with the Land Rover brand. A technician with experience working on Land Rover vehicles will be able to do a high-quality job in less time, resulting in a lower cost of labor and, therefore, a lower fee.
Despite the sale of the Land Rover brand to Tata Motors, it remains a coveted choice in the field of luxury sport utility vehicles, commanding respect and top prices. The new internal and external features and options look to attract the type of buyer who is interested in driving a powerful machine that is easy to handle. In addition to new engines, lighter parts and a plethora of computerized features that make driving in difficult conditions easier and safer, the 2014 Land Rovers also have newly-designed interiors that cater to luxury vehicle buyers. Safer driving conditions reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring, which means it is less likely that a windshield will sustain damage on these newer models. If it ever becomes necessary to replace or repair a windshield, keep in mind that heated windows, laminated windows and less popular and more expensive versions of Land Rovers result in window repairs that are more expensive. Land Rover has come a long way from its wartime service and has gained popularity as a luxury brand, and with this increase in popularity will come more affordable windshield replacements. With its strong history of sales, its great variety of luxury options, and major upgrades coming in 2014 for the Range Rover, Land Rover stays true to its tagline of going above and beyond.