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Vauxhall's Movano was one of the range of Vauxhall vans that met the criteria for the security jusdges at the BIVSA awards, Thatcham - pictured is a thief as he tries to break into a van

Vauxhall: keeps out thieves

Vauxhall named best manufacturer for van crime prevention

IF YOU don’t want criminals breaking into your van, or stealing it overnight, think about a Vauxhall van.

Because the sight of a Vauxhall van is enough to deter even the most determined thief, thanks to the level of vehicle security.

That’s according to the judges in the 2011 British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA). Vauxhall was the top overall van manufacturer for the first time with every variant in Vauxhall’s five model van range, including the British-built Astravan and Vivaro, plus Corsavan, Combo and the all-new Movano, fully satisfisfying the manufacturer awards selection criteria.

BIVSA, which is supported by UK insurance companies, is seen as the pinnacle for vehicle manufacturers in terms of recognition of their work in making vehicles more secure and reducing vehicle crime.

Mike Briggs, vehicle security manager at Thatcham, said: “The standard of security across the ranges of all the major vehicle manufacturers continues to impress.”

“Van manufacturers take vehicle security very seriously and strive to stay one step ahead of criminals,” added Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The sustained reduction in the number of vehicle thefts demonstrates the progress that has been made and today’s awards reflect the high priority security continues to have for all vehicle manufacturers.”

Steve Bryant, Vauxhall’s commercial vehicle brand manager, added: “This prestigious award shows Vauxhall has some of the most secure commercial vehicles on the market, giving peace of mind to both our customers and insurers alike.”

2011 British Insurance Vehicle Security Award winners

Light Van

1st Volkswagen Caddy (2011 MY)
2nd Peugeot 207 Van
3rd Peugeot Partner
4th Citroen Berlingo
5th Nissan NV200

Heavy Van

1st Nissan Primastar SE (2011 MY)
2nd Renault Trafic Sport (2011 MY)
3rd Vauxhall Vivaro

Pick-up (including light tipper)

1st Volkswagen Amarok
2n Mitsubishi L200 (except 4work and 4life)
3rd Nissan Cabstar (2011 MY)

4×4 Van

1st Land Rover Discovery 4
2nd Nissan Pathfinder (2011 MY)
3rd Mitsubishi Outlander
4th Mitsubishi ASX

Green Van

1st Ford Fiesta Sport Van
2nd Fiat Florino Cargo SX 1.3 MultiJet 75 Comfort-Matic
3rd Peugeot 207 Van

Van Manufacturer

1st Vauxhall
2nd Nissan
3rd Peugeot

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