MG Motor UK was celebrating its first major award since the company’s rebirth last night, as the MG6 won the 2012 Security Award at the What Car? awards last night.
The award relates to the 6’s security features, with the panel of judges being particularly impressed by MG’s efforts to make the 6 as secure as possible. They said ‘This year, we were looking for a manufacturer that has demonstrated the greatest effort to improve security, either through a particular innovation or a sheer determination to design out crime. The MG6 has been bolstered with the industry’s highest-rated alarm and immobiliser system, complete with perimeter detection. It’s impressive work, and gratifying to see a newcomer in this price bracket achieve the top five-star rating from Thatcham for resilience against theft of the vehicle, and four stars in the ‘theft from’ category.’
Chas Hallett, Editor of What Car? said: ‘MG is a well-known brand to British buyers, but its engineers had to start from scratch on many of the security features of its latest model. A top five-star rating from Thatcham is as good as it gets, so MG deserves real credit for achieving that from a ‘standing start’.’
David Lindley, who heads a 300-strong team of engineers and designers at the MG Birmingham plant, accepted the award. He said: ‘What Car? honours are not given lightly so that makes this award extra special. We worked really hard on all aspects of safety and security for the MG6. It’s great to see that this has been recognized by the experts at What Car? who are very tough judges and set very high standards.”