(PresseBox) (München, )MINI has won the City Car/Supermini category of this year's highly influential British Insurance Car Security Awards - yet another accolade for MINI's trophy cabinet.
Awarded on the basis of its New Vehicle Security Ratings (a scoring system measuring 'theft of' and 'theft from'), MINI beat off its rivals to secure first place in the award that has become a leading indicator of all that is best in vehicle security.
The awards first started in 2004 and were developed jointly by the Automobile Association, the Department for Transport, the Home Office and the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre at Thatcham, and are supported by British motor insurers and other motoring organisations aiming to improve vehicle security.
Steve Nash, Aftersales Director said "MINI is proud to accept this award for the City Car/Supermini category. Not only does the MINI range look great, but the long list of benefits to the customer now extends to include security as well - another feather in MINI's cap!"
MINI's competitive edge extends to cost of ownership benefits such as fuel consumption, emissions and insurance ratings, as well as 'real world' features such as high level safety standards.
MINI scored the maximum possible five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test - receiving an 'excellent' rating for passenger and driver protection in front, side and pole impacts, not to mention a 'well above average' rating for child safety.
MINI Cooper D Clubman is a great example of MINI's strength in the vital cost of ownership bracket. Featuring MINI tlc (£150 for five years/50,000 miles of serving), it has an insurance rating of 8E, emissions output of 109g/km, a combined fuel consumption of 68.9mpg, sits in VED tax band B and therefore, only costs £35 per year to tax. So not only does MINI keep thieves out, it keeps passengers safe, offers cost effective insurance ratings, has low emissions and fuel consumption, and an all-inclusive maintenance package; a great all rounder!