Citroen has described its vehicles as "some of the safest and most secure" cars available today, following awards from repair research centre Thatcham and road safety charity Brake.
Thatcham handed one accolade to Citroen’s vehicle identification system, which the automaker claims is so confidential that details of its operation are only available to the police and the insurance industry.
The facility, which is equipped with both overt and covert marking to allow rapid vehicle identification to law enforcement agencies, is fitted as standard on all new Citroens.
Four Citroen models were recognised at the British insurance car security awards this year, including the C3 in the city/supermini category and the C4 in the small family car segment. The C6 and the C4 Picasso, which were successful in their respective executive and compact MPV groups, made their first appearances in the awards.
Meanwhile, Brake has named Citroen its manufacturer of the year for its work on pedestrian and passenger safety.
Xavier Duchemin, managing director of Citroen UK, said: "These latest awards emphatically prove that Citroen is offering car buyers some of the safest and most secure vehicles available today.
"As a result, customers not only benefit from the added reassurance that this provides, but also money-saving, ultra-low insurance ratings."