Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: July 5, 2013
Categories: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Awards

Mercedes-Benz UK has once again confirmed its place in the industry’s record books with an unprecedented eighth victory winning the Fleet Van of the Year category at the annual Motor Transport Awards.

The Awards, which introduced the hotly contested category eleven years ago, took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, in London.

fleet of the year 2013

The Sprinter was highly commended and awarded top marks for its long service intervals, outstanding fuel economy, superb reliability, dedicated dealer network offering extended opening hours, industry leading levels of standard fit safety equipment and the standard entire range - covering 36-month unlimited mileage warranty.

Singled out and given extra praise was ADAPTIVE ESP and the consistent class leading residual values. In addition the judges commented on the 7G Tronic gearbox and the high level of driver comfort, featuring all the modern requirements.

Michael Kamper, Managing Director Commercial Vehicles at Mercedes-Benz UK, collected the award and said of the win: “This is another outstanding achievement for the versatile and trustworthy Sprinter. Being awarded Motor Transport’s Fleet Van of the Year for the eighth time is an honour which allows us the knowledge of how the vehicle is thought of and received both by our customers and the judging panel.

"It's important for us to deliver a best in class ownership experience via the passionate people at Mercedes-Benz who turn the brand promise into reality, every day.”

The judging panel is made up of a group of experts drawn from the industry who both know and understand the difference between what is common and what is truly outstanding and deserves to be rewarded.

The Sprinter range is supported by 98 dedicated van locations provided through our franchised Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer network and with a choice of over 1000 models and variants available, the Panel vans, Minibuses and Chassis cabs appeal to fleet operators, retail and family businesses and drivers with equal appeal.