Volkswagen awarded Top Prize at Security awards
Volkswagen has taken the top manufacturer prize for the second year in a row at the British Insurance Security Awards.
Volkswagen has taken the top manufacturer prize for the second year in a row at the British Insurance Security Awards. Volkswagen won because of the high level of standard security across all 11 of its model ranges. Audi was placed second, despite recording a higher number of first place positions in the various categories, and Volvo followed in third place.Modern cars are now proving impossible to steal, gone are the days of stealing a car with a screwdriver to the car lock and pulling some wires beneath the steering column. There is a huge reduction in thefts due to a raft of security systems including alarms, locks, immobilisers, toughened glass and tracking devices. However, 80 percent of thieves use the car's keys, and it's estimated that one fifth of home burglaries are undertaken specifically to steal them. The following cars were named the most secure cars in the UK and are placed in their category; City car / Supermini Audi A1, Small Family Car Volvo C30, Family Car Citroen C5 Exclusive, Compact Executive Car Audi A4, Compact MPV Citroen C4 Picasso Exclusive, Large MPV Volkswagen Sharan, Open-top Car Audi A5 Cabriolet, Performance Car (including Coupe, Hot Hatch and Supercar) Audi A8 W12 Quattro, Crossover Volkswagen Tiguan, Compact 4x4 Audi Q5, Executive Car Citroen C6, Luxury Car Volkswagen Phaeton.