Amarok picks up its first UK award
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating again after winning two more awards this year, this time for its Caddy van and the new Amarok pick-up in the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards.
The new Amarok, which went on sale last month, beat all its established rivals to win the Pick-up category, while the new Caddy, launched last year, won the Light Van category.
Volkswagen UK was also crowned overall Manufacturer of the Year for the second year running, with awards this year for the new Sharan in the Large MPV class, the Tiguan in the Crossover class, and the Phaeton taking the title of best Luxury Car for the fourth time.
The British Insurance Vehicles Security Awards are hosted by Thatcham, the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre in Berkshire, and supported by the Home Office, the DfT, What Car? and the AA.
The awards recognise and raise the profile of the best in vehicle security on the newest cars and vans on the market, and are judged on criteria identified by the creators of the New Vehicle Security Ratings (BVSR) scheme. To be shortlisted for the awards, all vehicles had to have a maximum of five stars for ‘theft from’, had double locking, and an ‘E’ insurance suffix (indicating they had a feature that exceeds the required standard).
‘Security is particularly important for our customers as they depend on their vehicles for their business,’ said Simon Elliott, Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
‘These awards are another demonstration of our commitment to enhancing our vehicles and reducing the cost of ownership for commercial vehicle owners,’ he continued.