Owners of Range Rovers are again seeing more troubling news, as the latest annual vehicle recovery report by the UK’s leading vehicle tracking brand, Global Telemetrics, shows that Range Rovers once again top the list no car manufacturer wants to be on.
Data collected throughout 2022 shows models of Range Rover to be at the top of the criminals ‘wish list’.
Vehicles manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover feature in five of the top 10 spots in the list of most recovered vehicles produced in the Global Telemetrics annual review. The Range Rover Sport takes the number one spot, with the Vogue taking second place. The Discovery, Evoque and Velar all feature later on in the top 10.
Also featured in the dreaded list are Fiat Ducato based Motorhomes, Ford Transits, the BMW X5, Volvo V90 and the Mercedes Sprinter. The Ford Transit became more prevalent as the year ended due to an increase throughout the country of attempted parcel theft.
Car theft is a problem that will not go away and vehicle owners of all types and values should be aware of the dangers and ease of which their vehicle can be stolen. Whether stolen to order, by keyless entry, during burglaries or in opportunistic situations where vehicle owners leave their vehicles unattended to warm up / defrost, 2022 has seen the value of recoveries by Global Telemetrics increase by £15m from 2021 to £38.6m last year.
Amongst the highest value vehicles recovered were the Rolls Royce Ghost, Dawn and Cullinan, as well as a Ferrari 488 Pista and a Ferrari 430 Spyder. At the reverse end of the scale, lower value vehicles recovered included a Bomag BW80 Roller, a Lexmoto Diablo, a BMW S1000RR, an Abarth 595 C Turismo and a Renault Captur.
Once again for 2022, Global Telemetrics have tracked the geographical spread of stolen vehicles with the same key areas once again appearing. 2022 data suggests London, Birmingham, South Yorkshire, Lancashire and Essex as the key hotspots. The company believes this is due to the concentration of high-value vehicles in these areas as well as the gang culture during recent years.
Mike Boynes, Marketing Coordinator at Global Telemetrics said, “Aspects of vehicle theft will sadly be inevitable especially for those owners of high value and desirable cars, vans and bikes.
“With over 250 cars stolen daily across the UK, a tracker from Global Telemetrics represents the simplest way of recovering your vehicle if the worst should happen. With our dedicated Secure Control Centre operating 24/7, 365 days a year, alongside our own exclusive Auto-Crime Investigation Repatriations Team who work with local police forces, we are often able to track down stolen vehicles quickly with minimal disruption to the customer”.