For the third consecutive year, the Touareg, Volkswagen’s luxury 4x4, has claimed one of the top awards at the British Insurance Car Security Awards (BICSA), which are presented today by Thatcham, the Motor Industry Repair Research Centre, in Berkshire.
The Touareg was declared the outright winner of the 4x4 category, fighting off stiff competition from rivals.
Vehicles were judged on a number of criteria identified by the creators of the New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR) scheme. Those that had a maximum five 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.
Paul Willis, Director of Volkswagen Cars said: 'I’m really proud that the Touareg has triumphed for a third consecutive year in these important Thatcham awards. Security is a very important factor for both company and private motorists. This award adds another string to the Touareg’s bow.’Published 8 June 2006