Can You Guess What Was Malaysia’s Most Stolen Car Of 2021 & The Past 11 Years?

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In April 2021, reports found that one vehicle was stolen every 75 minutes in Malaysia. The Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia also claimed that 20 vehicles were stolen per day in 2020.

If you thought no one kept track of the specifics such as the brand and make of these cars, we’re here to prove you wrong; because reports clearly say that among these, the most commonly stolen vehicle was the Proton Wira!

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This doesn’t only apply to the year 2021 either! Apparently, the car actually graced the title for 11 consecutive years. We don’t know if this means high demand or poor security but either way, car owners and dealers better take note.

The Star states that although production ceased in 2009, there remains a good number of Wira vehicles on the road, and it is believed that that thieves frequently target the vehicle to stockpile their supply of Wira replacement parts.

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Additionally, according to The Star’s chat with the Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia, 131 Wiras and 75 Proton Iswaras were declared stolen in 2021. As per coordinator Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, the standings are calculated based on the claims that insurance firms have obtained.

With 65 incidents, the Toyota Hilux was also ranked at #4, one step behind the Perodua Kancil, also making it the foreign-made vehicle that was stolen most frequently in 2021. The well-known meme staple Perodua Myvi was listed at number six.

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The Myvi might soon become a favourite among thieves, Mas Tina predicts.

“We already have a good amount of Myvi on the roads, and once their manufacture ceases, they might become the target,” she says.

As for motorcycles, the Yamaha 135LC was the most stolen motorbike brand in 2021, according to data provided to The Star, with one theft every day. With 186 recorded cases, the Yamaha Y15R was second on the list, and the Honda C100 was third with 151 cases.

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While netizens have joked around regarding the matter, saying that the frequent theft of the Proton Wira portrayed citizens’ love for “local products”, it’s important to note that under Penal Code Section 379A, individuals found guilty of stealing a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other part of a car may face a minimum one-year sentence and a maximum seven-year sentence in jail as well as a fine.

So if you thought of contributing to the statistic this year, you might wanna think twice…

Did you guess right? Let us know in the comments.