Se­cu­rity force

There is no es­cap­ing with a Ger­man car

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Car News -

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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