All-New Volvo C70 Wins British Insurance Car Security Award

The all-new Volvo C70 coupe/convertible has won the Convertible/Roadster category of the British Insurance Car Security Awards 2006.

The awards, based on the New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR), are aimed to raise consumer awareness of vehicle security and recognise manufacturers’ efforts to make more secure cars, and are supported by British motor insurers, the Home Office, the Department for Transport and other key stakeholders.

With a three-piece metal roof that folds away in less than 30 seconds, the all-new Volvo C70 instantly offers greater security than its other soft-top premium competitors and also has an anti-theft alarm including immobiliser, volume sensor and level sensor. Insurance groups for the all-new Volvo C70 range from 15E to 17E.

Other security features, which are also standard across the Volvo range, include deadlocks, visible VIN plate and personal safety features such as a ‘panic’ button on the key fob, ‘Home Safe’ and approach lighting to illuminate your way from the car as you leave or light its interior and surrounding area as you approach, plus the option of laminated windows on some models.

In addition, the recent introduction of ‘Volvo On Call’, an optional in-car telematics system, provides an SOS button to directly call the emergency services, if required, and also automatically contacts the emergency services if it senses an airbag is deployed. An auxiliary Volvo On Call button can also provide personal assistance from a Volvo Call Centre, which can also track the car if it is stolen, or remotely unlock it, at the driver’s request.

Hugh Reid, managing director of Volvo Car UK Limited, said:

"Volvo is delighted to receive another award in this year’s British Insurance Car Security Awards. Security is another important and more personal example, of Volvo’s commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality and design, and this award will give the all-new Volvo C70 coupe/convertible even more of an advantage over its rivals."

Published 8 June 2006 Melanie Carter

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