Toyota secure double victory at Insurance Vehicle Security Awards
Japanese manufacturers Toyota scooped two awards at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards, held at the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre at Thatcham, Berkshire.
The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 kept hold of top spot, claiming the prize in the large 4×4 class for the third year in a row, with the Toyota Prius winning the Green Car category.
Thatcham’s Vehicle Security Manager, Mike Briggs said, “It’s great to see Toyota taking first place in both the large 4×4 and the new Green Car categories. Prius demonstrates that consumers concerned about both security and the environment need not compromise. Toyota’s success shows it’s commitment to design-out crime, thereby reducing the risk to insurers and the motoring public.”
The Prius earned top position in the Green Car field for having the lowest emissions among the UK’s top-rated cars for security. This acclaim highlighted the importance that the motorists of today place on a vehicles crime prevention standards and CO2 performance, both for their piece of mind and reducing running costs.
The advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive system of the Prius allows it to be driven using its petrol engine, electric motor or a combination of both. This means the vehicle can achieve its best possible performance, whilst keeping CO2 emissions to just 89g/km.
As a full hybrid, the Prius can run at lower speeds over varying distances using its electric power source alone. Therefore, fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions will be zero.
Now in its eighth generation of motoring, the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser V8 has the ability to seat seven passengers, whilst also boasting a range of capabilities. Their stylish management, suspension and drivetrain system, coupled with the secure handling ensures a safe and comfortable ride both on the open road and on rougher terrain.
The British Insurance Vehicle Security awards are intended to raise the awareness of consumers of the best practice in vehicle security and crime prevention. The vehicles are assessed according to the New Vehicle Security Rating Scheme (NVSR), with points being awarded under the two separate categories, the ‘theft from’ and ‘theft of’ the vehicle. The overall winners of each group are those models who achieve the highest scores in each category.
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