Mercedes SUVs Disappear as Thieves Target New Jersey, N.Y.

 Thursday, June 19, 2014

 Bloomberg

Daimler AG (DAI)’s Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicles are the least likely SUVs to be recovered once stolen, as thieves target luxury models to export or dismantle. Thirty-seven percent of the stolen GL Class SUVs are unrecovered, compared with 30 percent for Cadillac Escalades, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said. The figure is less than 15 percent for the Nissan Rogue and Ford Explorer, according to the NICB, which released a report today on thefts of 2011-2013 model years in the 48 months ended Dec. 31.
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