The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards, held yesterday (30 January 2020) in London.
Dan Gilkes, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, said: “While several players in the heavy van market have raised their game in the last 12 months, none has taken the sector further forward than Mercedes’ Sprinter. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, manual, automatic, high powered or fleet stalwart, Sprinter continues to offer a model to suit every application.
“Even in its largest form, the big Mercedes is easy to drive, as a local delivery vehicle or a long-distance hauler. It also continues to return commendably frugal fuel figures, helping to keep total cost of ownership low.
"As mentioned last year, the biggest step that Mercedes has taken with Sprinter is in the cab, where the MBUX interface leads the way in easy to operate driver assistance technology. Factor in a growing number of Mercedes PRO telematic and fleet management solutions and the Sprinter easily retains our Best Large Van award.”
Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK, commented: “When we say that we keep businesses moving, we mean it; to retain Large Van of the Year thanks to Mercedes PRO connect really does highlight that we have the right products and services to support fleet owners and drivers and ensure that we do exactly that; help keep their business moving.”
Since its launch in 1995, the Sprinter has defined and re-defined a whole segment numerous times. It has notched a succession of technological ‘firsts’ including the ESP stability system, Crosswind Assist, the Euro VI emissions standard, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, and collected more than 85 industry awards.
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Friday 31st January 2020