VW owners relax. Why? Because Volkswagen has been crowned Manufacturer of the Year at the British Insurance Security Awards.
VW owners relax. Why? Because Volkswagen has been crowned Manufacturer of the Year at the British Insurance Security Awards. Their vehicles' security features are therefore likely to stump the sticky fingered. This is, in fact, the third consecutive year the manufacturer has claimed the overall car title – and VW took category wins too. The Sharan won the Large MPV title, the all-new Beetle the Small Family Car, and the Phaeton Best Luxury Car for the fifth time since the awards were introduced nine years ago. VW Commercial Vehicles also fared well, so for the second consecutive year the Caddy claimed the Light Van title and the Volkswagen Amarok the most secure Pick-up LCV. These awards were presented by Thatcham - a Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre.Franco Iannotta, Insurance Ratings and Vehicle Security Manager for the Volkswagen Group UK, revealed: “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.” Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of Thatcham added: ‘Volkswagen has always fared well at these awards and this year’s results are a tribute to its tenacity in devising security solutions to design out crime and make its vehicles more secure. The new Beetle coming straight in as a category winner proves that vehicles can be both stylish and secure in the fiercely competitive Small Family Car segment.” Well said, Peter.