Accident and any damage to the car, it turns out, is not the worst thing that can happen with any driver's car. It would be much more unpleasant for everyone if you could not find your own iron horse in the usual place. Hijackers go to the "hunt" at any time of the day and at any time of the year. But the scope of their interest, as a rule, is limited to very specific brands of cars. Therefore, insurers have once again made the rating of cars popular among thieves. What are the most stolen cars in Russia in 2012?
Before answering this question, it is worth noting that in 2012 the number of car thefts increased by about 15 percent. Well, the sad leaders who, without the knowledge of the owners, pass into the hands of the unknown, are still Japanese car brands.
The first place ranking insurers give Honda. In 2012, the most stolen cars of this brand are Accord and CR-V. Well, Toyota is in second place with its Camry and Land Cruiser. The top three sad list closes Lexus LX. Next comes the Mazda 3, and then the Mitsubishi Outlander XL.
For comparison, here is the ranking of the first half of 2012. It is compiled according to a data analysis center called the Caesar Satellite. In the first place is the same Honda, moreover, all with the same models. But in the second place was not Toyota, but the Mazda 6. Meanwhile, Toyota and its Camry model placed in third place. The fourth position was taken by Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander XL. In that list of the most stolen cars in Russia, Lexus RX ranked fifth.
It is worth noting that among domestic cars, car thieves most often endeavor for AvtoVAZ products. In the regions of Russia, Lada and Chevrolet usually disappear from under the nose.
Experts note that the number of hijackings increases, which are carried out through various fraudulent actions. For example, in this way, they prefer to take off German-made SUVs from their owners, these are BMW (X6, X5) and Mercedes (ML). Scammers do not pass by the BMW executive class car.
Another method is quite common. This is a setup on the road. Attackers create the appearance of an emergency. The driver is forced to get out of his car and look at the damage. Often the motorist himself even does not jam the car, assuming that there are no dirty tricks.True, this method is more often pecked by women. As a result, while the driver inspects his car and the damage on it, the car leaves.
According to experts, the demand among car thieves for Japanese cars is ensured not only by the quality of the iron horse itself, but also by the degree of its protection. The Japanese are subject to rapid hijacking, unlike the Germans, who are not so easy to “lead away”. Therefore, if you hijacked a car-product of the German car industry, then undoubtedly, professionals of the highest class worked. One way or another, you can definitely say one thing, it’s possible to steal any car.
Japanese cars need additional protection. They need to install not only a satellite system or an alarm system, but also a whole range of anti-theft devices, for example, locks on the gearbox and steering wheel, additional hood locks, under which other safety devices are hidden.
This also applies to jeeps. They, regardless of brand, have long been either in fourth or fifth place. It is worth paying attention to the increase in the number of international hijackings. Previously, criminals developed schemes based on the haul of cars from Moscow, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg to other regions of Russia, for example, to the Caucasus. Now there is a globalization of the hijacked business.
From Russia, cars began to be actively driven to a number of CIS countries, these are Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, as well as to the European Union. Therefore, there is a question about international partnership and the fight against auto thieves.
However, in statistics there is a positive indicator. The number of general hijackings of insured cars decreases. This is because the hijackers are guided by mass-produced cars that are almost not covered by insurance. Therefore, experts predict that new and expensive cars that are rapidly gaining popularity, namely the Porsche Panamera and BMW X1, can press today's leaders and become the most stolen cars in Russia.