Volkswagen has claimed the award for selling the most-secure cars for the third year in a row. Franco Iannotta, Insurance Ratings and Vehicle Security Manager for the Volkswagen Group UK said ‘I’m delighted that the results of this year’s security awards are so positive for the Volkswagen Group. Security is important for our customers and so it’s important for us. That’s why we strive, along with our colleagues at the factories, to enhance our products and ensure they provide the highest levels of safety and security.”
The Volkswagen Sharan was the winner of the Large MPV class the Beetle, which was launched in the UK in January this year, triumphed in the Small Family Car category while the Phaeton took the title of best Luxury Car for the fifth time since the awards were introduced nine years ago. Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicles also fared well, with the Caddy winning the Light Van category and the recently-launched Amarok being named the most secure Pick-up LCV.
Volkswagen UK was also crowned overall Manufacturer of the Year in the car section for the third year running. This award is given to the manufacturer with the most models, and so the widest market coverage, where every variant of each model meets the awards selection criteria.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Fri, 19 Oct 2012