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Auto News: Most Stolen Vehicles, Malibu Milestone

Auto News: Most Stolen Vehicles, Malibu Milestone


The National Insurance Crime Bureau is giving us its annual report listing most stolen vehicles for the past year in the U.S.

As far as used cars go, the vehicle at the top of the top ten used hot wheels list is the Honda Accord with 51,290 Accords stolen in 2014. The Accord is closely followed by its little sibling the Honda Civic with 43,936 stolen last year.

The Accord and Civic are not only the hottest nation wide models, but they also make the top two stolen vehicles in a lot of states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. The two Honda’s also fall close to the top, or with one or the other in the top slots, of most of the other states.

When it comes to new 2014 cars stolen last year, Ford F150 full-size pickups take the top spot. The 2014 Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion come in second and third.

Top 10 Used Hot Wheels in 2014

  1.  Honda Accord (51,290)
  2.  Honda Civic (43,936)
  3.  Ford Pickup (Full Size)  (28,680)
  4.  Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (23,196)
  5.  Toyota Camry (14,605)
  6.  Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,075)
  7.  Dodge Caravan (10,483)
  8.  Nissan Altima (9,109)
  9.  Acura Integra (6,902)
  10. Nissan Maxima (6,586)

Top 10 New Hot Wheels in 2014

  1.   Ford Pickup Full Size  (964)
  2.   Toyota Camry (869)
  3.   Ford Fusion (819)
  4.   Chevrolet Impala (746)
  5.   Nissan Altima (687)
  6.   Dodge Charger (680)
  7.   Taotao Scooter/Moped (592)
  8.   Toyota Corolla (578)
  9.   Chevrolet Cruze (566)
  10. Ford Focus (505)


The Chevrolet Malibu is celebrating a big milestone after crossing the 10-million production mark, 51 years after heading into production back in 1964. It also does so as the ninth-generation model heads into production.

“The Chevy Malibu joins an exclusive club of vehicles that have achieved this extraordinary milestone and we acknowledge it today by honoring the common thread linking every one produced: The customer. Some people are buying their very first Malibu today and others may have driven a Malibu from a different generation as their first car. It is a car that has resonated with customers for more than half a century,” says Alan Batey, president, global Chevrolet.

The United States, China, and Korea that altogether make up over 90 percent of Malibu sales.

The all-new 2016 Malibu is longer and shed 300 pounds, making it the lightest midsize sedan in its class. The weight loss is thanks to the Malibu’s leaner and stronger body, the use of more aluminum, a more streamlined instrument panel, lighter interior materials, and a new lighter engine.  All of this means better fuel economy, an estimated 37 mpg highway with the standard 1.5-liter turbo engine. A Hybrid version will get 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.

The Malibu comes with Chevrolet’s MyLink system that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also has a new Teen Driver feature that allows parents to keep an eye on their teens driving with features such as warnings and alerts.

The all-new Malibu arrives this fall.

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