Ituran, a leading company in telecommunication services, location, vehicle control and GPS vehicle navigators, carried out a balance on the most stolen cars, those with the least probability of theft and the most common theft modalities during 2016. The survey was carried out in the AMBA area, on a monitored fleet of 250.000 vehicles.
In this sense, 2016 presented many surprises and left many lessons regarding the most stolen vehicles. Pick-ups, unsurprisingly, outperform the average for vehicles, because they are three to four times more likely to be stolen. The VW Amarok topped the list, followed by Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Chevrolet S10.
The utilities gave some interesting notes: The Kangoo is almost as likely to be stolen as a Hilux, while the Partner and Berlingo were stolen half as much as the Kangoo.
Cars that generally "sleep on the street", without much protection technology and with difficulty in obtaining spare parts such as the 504 and the Duna, have frequencies of theft between eight and ten times the average.
WHAT ARE THE MOST WANTED CARS BY THIEVES?
-VW Sirocco, Citroën DS3 and Renault Koleos were stolen five times more than the average.
-Fiat Punto, VW Vento, Citroen C3, VW Bora, VW Fox and Fiat 500 have a theft frequency twice the average. In many cases, these cars are used to commit crimes since they are agile and easily mimic.
WHO WAS THE MARKET AVERAGE IN 2016?
-The Chevrolet Classic
WHAT ARE THE VEHICLES WITH THE LOWEST LIKELIHOOD OF THEFT?
-Honda Fit, Nissan Tiida, Toyota Etios. Here we are well below the market average.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF THEFT?
-The most sophisticated cars were stolen by armed hand and those without advanced technology in anti-theft protection methods were stolen from the public highway.
-The armed robberies were mainly when entering or exiting the vehicle and then to a lesser extent, at traffic lights and crossing another support vehicle.
-The average number of thieves who participated in an assault were two in 40% of the cases and three in 20%, an assailant is less than 10% of the time. “This tendency is an indication not to pretend to attack the thief since he will surely be accompanied. It is better to give them the keys and leave the place ”, recommends Ing. Gabriel Mysler, General Manager of Ituran.
-Trends indicate that the VW Amarok, the VW Vento, the Ford Focus, the Chevrolet Agile, the VW Bora and the Honda CRV will be robbed 10 to 1 at gunpoint.
-However, the Ford F100 and the Renault Clio will be stolen in a ratio of 5 to 1.
-The Peugeot 505 and the Fiat Duna will surely be stolen.
WHAT ARE THE CARS THAT HAVE A PERFECT RECOVERY DURING 2016, THAT IS, WHICH WERE 100% RECOVERED BY ITURAN?
-The podium is made up of: Chevrolet Spin, Chery Tiggo, VW Tiguan, Ford Kuga, Audi A1, Peugeot 3008 and Hyundai Tucson.
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