The BMW X5 and MB C-Class were the most stolen cars last year.
Tracker said they swopped places in the course of 2018 and the third most taken was the BMW 3 Series.
Ahead of the 19-registration plate being released on 1 March, research* from GoCompare Car Insurance reveals that if they were to buy a new car today, 27% of motorists would choose to buy a hybrid or electric powered car.
Petrol driven vehicles were the fuel type preferred by most (55%) potential drivers, but only 18% said they would favour a diesel car.
A US government report may lead to enormous 25% tariffs on imported European cars and parts.
The car industry is bracing for the price hikes while expecting lower sales and unions in American have warned of hundreds of thousands of job losses.
JLR management has been slow to anticipate and plan for a downturn in sales due to economic conditions in China, the impact of diesel legislation and rise in ev technology, say media reports.
Its annual report last year covered these issue and now it is likely to have trouble borrowing for future investment and raising sales, according to media reports.
Car sales in China are in reverse for the seventh month in a row.
The country’s economy has slowed and consumption has eased off in some cities due to Government crackdown on debt and import tariffs.
Germany has said it’s thinking of extending ev and hybrid car incentives until 2031.
But the money will only be paid for hybrids with much longer pure-ev range.