British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards 2009
The awards were established in 2004 to recognise those manufacturers who have produced the most secure cars, and to raise consumer awareness of what is best in vehicle security. In 2009 the scope of the awards was extended to include vans. They are based on the New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR) scheme. The categories, selection criteria and methodology are all described on the following pages, and have been developed jointly by the Automobile Association, Department for Transport, Home Office and Thatcham, and are backed by the British motor insurers and other organisations interested in improving vehicle security.
The winning vehicles are chosen by:
The Manufacturer Award is given to the manufacturer with the most model ranges, and so the widest market coverage, over the 12 months to end April, where every variant satisfies the awards selection criteria. Different models with different body styles in the same vehicle category will be treated as one model for the purposes of the Manufacturer Award.
An Innovation Award (from 2007) is given to a design, feature, system or process introduced as standard or as a routine procedure which surpasses the existing scope or points available in security assessments and, in the opinion of the developers of the NVSR scheme, will make a significant ongoing contribution to further reducing vehicle crime. Manufacturers and suppliers are invited to nominate candidates for this award.
The cars selected as candidates for the awards are those:
Chosen so that buyers can compare similar vehicles in the same class, the categories are:
The NVSR security ratings take no account of the relative cost of different makes/models or of any differences in perceived or actual attractiveness to car thieves. They are purely design based and take account of the following: For 'theft of'
Advice on tackling and preventing vehicle crime can be found at www.crimereduction.gov.uk/toolkits
and at www.acpo.police.uk/avcis
For information on fighting vehicle crime visit the links at DVLA
2004 winners | 2005 winners | 2006 winners | 2007 winners | 2008 winners | 2009 winners | 2010 winners | 2011 winners | 2012 winners
Results (Car | Vans) | (Full Candidate List)
4 x 4 Van:
Gary Savage, Managing Director of Citroën UK Ltd, commented: "Citroën's unrivalled success at these prestigious awards is a fantastic acknowledgement of our efforts in producing some of the safest and most secure vehicles on the market today. A continuing dedication to developing and improving our security technology, in both Citroën's car and van ranges, will ensure customers not only benefit from a wide choice of award-winning, reassuringly secure vehicles, but also the satisfaction of money-saving, low insurance ratings."
[models/variants in italics satisfy the awards selection criteria across all variants in the model range]