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Do you own one of these 4 high risk cars?

By: Natasha Archary

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Two brands of bakkies, and SUVs top the list of 4 high risk cars in South Africa when it comes to hijackings.

Duma Ngcobo, COO at Tracker joins Gugulethu Mfuphi on Kaya Biz sharing the latest hijacking trends and most in-demand vehicles currently.

“When we talk about vehicle crime, there’s a difference between a stolen vehicle and a hijacked vehicle.

A stolen vehicle is one that is taken without your permission, and a hijacked vehicle is taking by means of force, or as a result of a business or household robbery.

At the start of the year we saw a slightly lower increase in vehicle crime trends overall, that’s off Tracker’s car park and different organisations will track different numbers.

Towards the second half of last year we noted a surge in these numbers and I highlighted the ‘silly season’ which is the October and November period where we see a heightened increase in vehicle crimes.

To understand vehicle crime trends, one must take a step back because the easiest thing to do is say Vehicle A, Vehicle B or Bakkie A, Bakkie B is higher risk.

However, if you look at the number of vehicles sold over the period you’re tracking, you’ll be able to see which vehicles take the lion’s share of those vehicle sales.”

As a result the demand for Toyotas, Volkwagens, Fords and Nissan vehicles remains high.

4 high risk cars in South Africa

Many of these vehicles are stolen and moved across the border before they can be recovered.

If your high-end vehicle has electronic features or additional security systems, it’s necessary to take precautions so that you don’t become an easy target for criminal syndicates.

The 4 high risk vehicles are:

  • Toyota Fortuner GD6 and D4D
  • VW Polo
  • Nissan NP 200
  • Ford Ranger single and double cabs

Three other Toyota models are also in high demand, namely the Toyota Hilux GD6 and D4D, the Corolla Cross and the RAV 4.

Listen to the conversation on Kaya Biz:

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Written by: Natasha



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