The Polo claimed the City Car/Supermini category, the Tiguan compact SUV took the lead in the Crossover class, the Phaeton once again managed to become the best Luxury Car, while the new Caravelle, which entered the UK market in January was recognized as the best Large MPV.
Due to its wide coverage of the market and the overall volume sold, the Volkswagen brand received the Manufacturer of the year title in the overall car section.
Introduced in 2004, the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards recognise the best solutions in vehicle security, installed on he newest cars and vans on the market, recognizing the carmakers'’s efforts and raising public awareness.
“It’s a tremendous achievement for the Volkswagen range to be ranked as the best on the market here and one of which we’re very proud. To win the overall award is proof that security and safety features should not be the reserve of an elite few. Increasingly we aim to extend the technology available on our flagship cars such as the Phaeton right down to the volume models such as the new Polo.” said Rod McLeod, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen.
“It’s great to see Volkswagen as a new winner of the overall manufacturer award. This success clearly demonstrates how vehicle manufacturers are continuing to raise their game to reduce the risk of vehicle crime to insurers and the motoring public,” added Mike Briggs, Vehicle Security Manager at Thatcham.