Toyota 4x4 wins top security award

This year's influential British Insurance Car Security Awards has seen the top honours go to the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 in the Large 4x4 category.

The vehicle achieved the maximum five stars in the 'theft of' and 'theft from' categories in the New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR). It is the first 4x4 model ever to receive this accolade.

The awards were developed by the Department of Transport, the Home Office and the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre at Thatcham to raise public awareness of vehicle security by identifying vehicle manufacturers which show dedication to producing secure vehicles.

The security standards in the new Land Cruiser V8 were developed by Toyota in conjunction with consultants SBD. The security firm has worked with Toyota for several years, particularly with its vehicle development departments in Japan and its product marketing team in the UK.

Toyota GB's managing director, Miguel Fonseca, said: "We are delighted to receive this award, and recognise the valuable support provided by SBD's security team in ensuring that Toyota vehicles remain in the forefront in the fight against vehicle crime".

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