Prius and Land Cruiser V8 take top honours at 2011 British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards

Toyota Land Cruiser V8

Toyota has continued its winning streak at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards, which took place yesterday, 15 June 2011, at Thatcham, the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre in Berkshire.

The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 retained its top position in the large 4×4 category for the fourth year running, and Prius has continued its success winning the Green Car category for the second consecutive year.

Prius continues the honour for having the lowest emissions among the UK’s top-rated cars for security, acknowledging the importance today’s motorists place on vehicle protection standards and CO2 performance, for peace of mind and lower ownership costs.

Toyota Prius

Mike Briggs, Thatcham’s Vehicle Security Manager, said, “Many congratulations to Toyota who have held on tightly to the crown for the most secure Green Car for the second year running and remain the only winners of this recently introduced category. As the top performing Prius T3 proves, car owners can do their bit for the environment without the need to compromise on vehicle security.

The British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards are designed to raise consumer awareness of best practice in vehicle security. Vehicles are assessed according to the New Vehicle Security Rating Scheme (NVSR), with points awarded under the categories of ‘theft of’ and ‘theft from’ the vehicle. The winners are the models achieving the highest score in each category.

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