Several Volkswagen products have had a good showing in the recent British Insurance Car Security Awards.
The Touareg was overall winner of the 4×4 category; while the Caravelle SE came second in the Large MPV class; the Phaeton 3.2-litre V6 and 6.0-litre W12 were second in the Luxury/Executive segment; the Golf GT and SE came second in the Small Family category; and the Touran was third in the Compact MPV class.
Volkswagen came third overall in the Manufacturer league.
Vehicles were rated according to the New Vehicle Security Rating (NVSR) criteria. Those that had a maximum five stars for ‘theft of’ and four stars for ‘theft from’, had double locking and an ‘E’ insurance suffix (indicating they had a feature that exceeds the required standard) were shortlisted for final evaluation and ranking.
The previous generation Golf and current Passat and Polo were famed for their locks that could be easily defeated by simple hand tools. Today’s results hopefully indicate that VW have spent more time in this area.