Chevrolet Camaro is most stolen sporty vehicle in the US

Article by Anita Panait, on November 3, 2013

The Chevrolet Camaro is the most stolen sporty vehicle in the United States in the period between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012, according to the latest report of the National Insurance Crime Bureau on refreshed vehicle thefts, particularly on the "Sporty" classification. The report covers only 2010, 2011 and 2012, model-year vehicles.

Sporty vehicles are classified into three -- premium, mid-sized and compact -- each class including several makes and models as defined by Automotive News. During the reporting period, 3,780 sporty vehicles were reported stolen in the US, 3,271 of which are coming from the mid-sized class. Based on the report, 1,509 Chevrolet Camaros were reported stolen.

It was followed by the Ford Mustang with 980 reported units, and the Dodge Challenger with 782. Completing the top five most stolen Sporty vehicles were the Porsche Panamera with 103 units, and the Audi A5/S5 with 101 units. California leads the states where the Sporty thefts occurred with 764 units reported stolen.

Florida followed with 443, Texas with 381, Georgia with 257 and Michigan with 187. Sporty thefts were most reported from the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area with 291 stolen.

Some 226 Sporty vehicles were reported stolen in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA area while 208 were reported stolen in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL. Some 198 stolen vehicles were reported in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA and 179 in the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI area.

With a design that is very close to the original concept, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro acknowledges its heritage from the first-generation Camaro, produced from 1967 through 1969. The two-door sports coupe features classic proportions over a 112.3-inch (2,852 mm) wheelbase. The overall length of the Chevrolet Camaro is 190.4 inches (4,836 mm); width and height are 75.5 inches (1,918 mm) and 54.2 inches (1,376 mm), respectively.

The elongated hood and short deck are squeezed to the furthest corners of the bulky fender forms and a quick, 67-degree rake windshield adds to aerodynamic performance that boasts of a 0.37 coefficient of drag (Cd) on V-6 models and a slightly smoother 0.35 Cd on the V-8-powered SS model.

Wheel arch openings got exceptional attention through the design stages. Regardless of whether the Chevrolet Camaro is furnished with the standard 18-inch, or optional 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, the relationship of the top of the tire and bottom of the fender is the same on all models. All models additionally feature the quintessential "V" design motif in the nose, along with a 2.5-inch (63.5 mm) power dome in the aluminum hood, bringing back flashes of high-performance Chevrolet Camaro models. On SS models, a simulated air intake is situated in the upper front fascia and the lower air intake is bigger.

On the top, designers took a cue from Corvette and etched twin cockpits over the roof, providing the car an exclusive Chevrolet presence. All things considered, the B-pillar is invisible to the eye, giving the true image of a hardtop coupe. The B-pillar is manufactured to give enhanced structural firmness to the vehicle. What's more, to guarantee quality in the manufacturing procedure, a one-piece body stamping gives a cleaner overall side look that is free of creases, holes or plastic appliqués. "Gills" situated in the front of the rear quarter panel likewise are well-known Chevrolet Camaro styling cues.

Ten exterior colors are on-hand and include Black, Rally Yellow, Victory Red, and Silver Ice Metallic. Red Jewel Tintcoat is likewise available as an option. The color palette additionally includes Aqua Blue Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, White and Imperial Blue Metallic.

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