NZ’s top 10 stolen cars

by IBO 06 Jul 2015

NZ’s top 10 stolen cars

The Honda Torneo has topped AA Insurance’s Top 10 Stolen Cars list for the fourth consecutive year as the model most frequently stolen.

Amelia Macandrew, customer relations manager, AA Insurance, said: “It’s not that there are more Honda Torneos on the road than any other car, it’s the probability of them being stolen that’s far greater than any other car we insure.”

The list, which is based on AA Insurance’s claims data, showed the Subaru Impreza also remained a target, despite being bumped to third place by the Mazda Familia.

Other Mazda models, Atenza and Premacy, remained in ninth and tenth places while the Mazda MPV didn’t feature at all this year.

There were new appearances from Nissan models Safari and Stagea pushing Cefiro and Sunny off the list altogether.

According to the claims data, 92f% of theft claims for models in the top 10 list were for cars manufactured more than 10 years ago with the average value of a stolen vehicle claim from the list being $5,120.

Newer models tended to have more sophisticated security systems, Macandrew said, although that was no reason to become complacent about basic steps of car security.

Top 10 Stolen Cars (Source: AA Insurance claims data May 2011 – April 2015)

1.Honda Torneo
  1.        Mazda Familia
  2.        Subaru Impreza
  3.        Mitsubishi Libero
  4.        Nissan Safari
  5.        Honda Integra
  6.        Subaru Forester
  7.        Nissan Stagea
  8.        Mazda Atenza
  9.    Mazda Premacy