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How many Jaguars have you seen lately?


Are you getting a lot of enquiries to pick up Jaguar cars or as you walk around, there seems to be a lot of Jaguar emblems staring at you? Or are you getting lots of requests for Jaguar parts? Well, you might not be alone. According to research carried out by automotive data experts, Cazana, three specific Jaguar vehicles are in the top ten cars involved in an accident. 

Cazana have reported that for the top ten cars that have received crash damage, they have analysed every online car advert that has appeared in the last ten years and then identified if they have been involved in an accident. When analysing the data, the researchers took into consideration the length of time the models had been on UK roads, the risk of an accident plus the popularity of the vehicle. From this, they were able to conclude what vehicle models had been in an accident and had received repair.

The Jaguar XKR and XK8 take up the top two spots with the XJ coming in at number 6. Other high-speed cars, as could be expected, helped to make up the list. However, surprisingly the Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megan’s, both family hatchbacks, were listed in the top five. 

The list was as follows:

Ten most crashed cars in the UK

12006 Jaguar XKR

22006 Jaguar XK8

32002 Volkswagen

42003 Nissan 350Z

52006 Renault Megane

62003 Jaguar XJ

72003 Subaru Impreza

82000 BMW M3 Coupe

9Mazda MX-5 Soft top

102015 Ford Fiesta

Tom Wood, CEO at Cazana, commented: “We were interested in the results that this analysis produced. Whilst some models on the list may not surprise you, thanks to their horse-power and superior acceleration, other entrants were less expected. The Volkswagen Golf is known as a reliable family hatchback, so it was surprising to see it in the top five.

Whilst ultimately damage is caused by a multitude of factors including road and weather conditions and the driver themselves, it’s interesting to see these clear trends in the data.”

Although the data reflects what cars have received repairs, it can act as an indicator to what models will be sought out by those looking to replace damaged parts. Also if these cars have been damaged, does it match the vehicles coming on to our sites? Why not go out and have a stroll and see how many Jags are roaring at you in the yard. 


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.