The MG6 stood out amount the other contenders by winning an award for its top-rated security system at the What Car? Car of the Year 2012 event last night in London.
The ceremony, which took place at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane was attended by all the car manufacturers including MG Motors.
Chas Hallet, Editor-in-Chief of What Car? 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.”
“MG’s new hatch stood out for us. The MG6 has been bolstered with the industry’s highest-rated alarm and immobiliser system, complete with perimeter detection. Meanwhile, body security has been fortified with first-press double locking, and vehicle identification enhanced with markings.”
The car has also recently won the five-star top award from Thatcham for resilience against theft of the vehicle and four stars in the ‘theft from’ category.
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.”
Nice one MG!