Most stolen cars: These are the favorites of the thieves
Car thieves stole more than 14,000 cars in Germany in 2019. The most popular was not a premium, but a Japanese brand. With the models, however, a high-quality SUV was ahead.
Not surprisingly SUVs preferred – this is what the thieves have in common with German car buyers. However, anyone who assumes that products from (German) premium manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi or BMW are particularly popular with criminals is wrong. Instead, mainly cars from Toyota and its luxury sister company Lexus were stolen, five model series from the Japanese are represented in the top ten. Also noticeable: The thieves stole fewer new cars and instead more vehicles that were two to three years old. “The efforts of the car manufacturers to make their keyless entry systems more secure are clearly paying off,” said GDV managing director Jörg Asmussen. With somewhat older models, however, this keyless technology based on radio chips can still be levered out relatively easily. You can find out which were the ten most stolen model series of 2019 in the picture gallery!