Every year rankings of all sorts are made up by various institutions or interested parties in the automotive field. One of the most interesting ones I found relates to the cars that get stolen the most. To me, such rankings show how desirable a car is and how impervious its tech can be to thieves. According to one company in the UK, the BMW X5 is the king of a rather special segment, the one dedicated to cars ‘stolen and recovered. The guys from Tracker always keep track – pun very much intended – on which cars are most popular with thieves. After all, their job is to make sure you always know where your car is, even if it gets ‘knicked’ and according to them, the BMW X5 was the most stolen and recovered car in the UK in 2018. That’s an important distinction, by the way, as this wasn’t the most stolen car but also the one that got recovered as well. Videos have been popping up online recently showing just how easy it is to steal a keyless … [Read more...] about BMW X5 Was the Most ‘Stolen and Recovered’ Car in the UK in 2018
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The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands, David Jamieson, has published stolen cars data for the region naming and shaming manufacturers whose vehicles are being taken most often.And he has promised to publish the West Midlands Police data every six months so drivers can make informed decisions about which vehicles to buy based on the likelihood of them being stolen.West Midlands was highlighted as the area where car owners are most at risk of having their vehicle stolen in Office of National Statistics data reported by Which? earlier this year.Mr Jamieson is especially concerned about the vulnerability of keyless vehicles and the PCC has been leading a national campaign calling on motor manufacturers to close security loopholes. In 2018 he met with BMW, Honda, Ford, Nissan, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover to demand they do more to prevent cars from being taken by crooks.The latest set of statistics show that Fords are the most popular car amongst thieves. The number … [Read more...] about The most stolen car brands in West Midlands revealed as keyless technology questioned
New research has identified the UK’s most stolen cars and it’s bad news for owners of premium German models. Seven of the top ten most commonly taken cars are from brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen, with SUVs and performance models proving particularly vulnerable. Analysis of British theft rates by marketing agency Colewood revealed that alongside the German marques, luxury British models from Land Rover/Range Rover were prime targets for car thieves. Car thefts have risen in recent years after steadily declining for decades. Last year across the UK they reached nearly 105,000. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that they rose by a staggering 56 per cent in England and Wales in 2017, although Northern Ireland and Scotland both saw smaller decreases. UK’s most stolen cars Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW X5 Range Rover Sport Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 3 Series Land Rover Discovery Range Rover Autobiography BMW M3 VW Golf Audi RS4 Every … [Read more...] about Most stolen cars
0 Comments 'Our angel': Sister of tragic Lisa Gow pays tribute to mother-of-two killed by stolen car BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of the mother-of-two Lisa Gow who was struck by a stolen car in north Belfast. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/our-angel-sister-of-tragic-lisa-gow-pays-tribute-to-motheroftwo-killed-by-stolen-car-36840139.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36840131.ece/b09cf/AUTOCROP/h342/0418JP1LisaGow018.jpg Email Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of the mother-of-two Lisa Gow who was struck by a stolen car in north Belfast. Ms Gow, aged in her 30s, died last Thursday after being hit by an Audi A4 on the Ballysillan Road at around 11am. It had been reported stolen from the Cavehill Road a short time earlier. Rev Colin Duncan told those who packed into the pews at St Andrew’s Church that it was “a solemn moment” to give thanks for the life … [Read more...] about ‘Our angel’: Sister of tragic Lisa Gow pays tribute to mother-of-two killed by stolen car
THE secrets of Britain's roads have been revealed with the most popular colours and common motors revealed. And according to the figures, a silver Ford Fiesta is the most common car in the UK. With more than 1.5million cars on the road, the Fiesta beat sister model Focus to take the top spot for car most likely to be spotted on the road. The majority of drivers are opting for small cars, with the supermini category dominating the market with almost 11.5million cars on the road - more than two million more than the next most popular segment. This move towards smaller motors was reflected in the list of the most popular models, with nine of the top 10 a hatchback. And when it came to colour preference, 7.1million drivers have a silver finish on their motor - 200,000 more than the next most popular colour: black. For the most part, Brits stuck with basic colours for their cars, but a handful of drivers opted for a more unusual finish. Maroon is the least popular choice with just 603 new … [Read more...] about The top 10 most common cars in the UK revealed – but can you guess the number one colour?