There is no escaping with a German car
the security features of these far below the standard set by passenger cars— to the extent that the council withheld an award in this class.
Security experts from the nation’s motoring groups assessed door and ignition locks, alarms, window glazing, engine immobiliser and antitheft vehicle identification on more than 70 current vehicles.
NRMA Insurance research head Robert Mcdonald says there is still more to be done in tackling professional car theft in Australia.
This includes ‘‘ updating vehicle identification technology with the adoption of high-security, self-voiding labels, in place of current aluminium compliance plates and low-security labels’’.
Volkswagen Australia has been copping increasing criticism for reliability and service cost issues. Managing director Anke Koeckler was delighted to receive four secure car awards.
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