Cars with the best security features
If you're buying a new car it's important to think about security – resistance to theft – as well as other factors like crash protection, fuel economy and performance. The annual British Insurance Awards recognise the car models that are best in class.
Since 2004 British Insurers have given annual awards to recognise the best in new car security, supported by the Home Office, Department for Transport, AA and others .
The awards are based on the New Vehicle Security Assessments made by Thatcham as part of the Insurance group rating process. Essentially the winner in each vehicle category is the vehicle with the highest combined score for 'theft of' and 'theft from' performance.
Criteria for award candidates
Manufacturers picked as candidates for the Manufacturer Award are those with four or more model ranges where every variant meets the awards selection criteria.
(updated 15 October 2012)