Saab 9-3 Convertible Named UK's Most Secure Open-Top Car (2004)

Saab 9-3 Convertible

Saab 9-3 Convertible

The acclaimed Saab 9-3 Convertible has been declared the winner of the Convertible / Roadster category at this year’s British Insurance Car Security Awards (BICSA), announced today (30 June) at the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre in Thatcham.

This important anti-theft security award comes less than one week after the Saab 9-3 Convertible received the first ever five star Euro NCAP crash safety rating for a soft-top car.

The 9-3 Convertible’s top BICSA security rating follows the leading anti-theft performance by the Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon in What Car? magazine’s annual security test last year.

Standard anti-theft security features on all Saab models in the UK include Category 1 alarms with tilt sensor, remote-control deadlocks with steel door lock shields, electronic immobiliser, steering column or transmission lock, unique-fit audio systems wedded to each car individually, and locking wheel nuts.

Lars Evensson, Saab Automobile’s Manager for Security Complete Car says: "For today’s customers, good car security is almost as important as safety. Saab’s goals have been to arm the 9-3 with the type of safeguards that tell the potential thief…don’t bother. This award from BISCA is strong evidence that our skilled security development engineers have succeeded, for which we are all very proud."

Saab GB’s Managing Director, Jonathan Nash, adds: "Within the past month, the new 9-3 Convertible has received a hat-trick of prestigious awards, beginning with the Institute of Vehicle Engineers design award for top sporting open top car, followed last week by the maximum five star Euro NCAP safety ranking, and culminating now in the significant BICSA security rating. No wonder demand for the Saab 9-3 Convertible is running at record levels."

Published 30 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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