PEUGEOT BIPPER AWARDED AGAIN AS BEST LIGHT VAN AT 2012 VAN FLEET HONOURS







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 18, 2012
Categories: Peugeot, Peugeot Awards

  • 2012 Van Fleet World Honours again selects the Peugeot Bipper* its‘Best Light Van’
  • One of many awards recognising the virtues of this accomplished compact LCV
  • Bipper van sales reflect its popularity with businesses

best light van 2012

The Peugeot Bipper van, already an established and popular choice with prominent businesses and companies up and down the country, has again been awarded a key accolade, this time as the ‘Best Light Van’ - at this year’s Van Fleet World Honours.

The highly contested ‘Manufacturer Awards’ are very sought after and the Peugeot Bipper’s compact proportions, frugal HDi diesel engines and transmissions (with manual, EGC and Stop & Start systems available), a payload of up to 660kg and a load volume of 2.5m3, make it a leading business choice.

The Van Fleet World Honours are presented annually to those motor manufacturers, service companies and individuals who have, in the opinion of the judges, achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector.

The Peugeot Bipper has won the Best Light Van 2012 Award at the Van Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented at a special ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall.

The awards are open to all motor manufacturers and the judging process combines the expert opinion of the Van Fleet World editorial team with the values provided by a number of leading leasing companies and fleet data providers.

The Van Fleet World Honours judging panel is chaired by John Kendall, Editor of Van Fleet World, and includes Steve Moody, Alex Grant and Ross Durkin from the Fleet World editorial team.

The great combination of superb HDi diesel engines and manual, EGC and Stop-Start transmissions, together with a potential 68.9mpg on combined cycle make the Bipper an ever-more popular choice for businesses throughout the UK. With a payload of 660kg and a load volume of up to 2.5m3, united with the high quality Peugeot fleet sales and support service and excellent product quality, the Peugeot Bipper is a superb light commercial van. The Bipper is also available in a popular ‘Professional’ version, featuring air conditioning, half-height bulkhead and Bluetooth as standard for businesses requiring even more comfort and support for their van drivers.

At the awards ceremony in London, John Kendall, Van Fleet World Editor, John Kendall, commented: ‘A 2.5m3 capacity body and 660kg payload plus frugal 1.3-litre diesel engine suits many pockets and purposes.’

Commenting on this year’s awards, Fleet World Managing Editor, Ross Durkin, said: ‘The LCV manufacturers continue to produce some first-class vans which every year seem to get better in terms of safety, environmental performance, reliability and whole-life cost. As well as traditionally powered vans we are now seeing the emergence of a growing number of electric vehicles and this exciting market sector promises much in the future. We are also delighted to recognise the excellent quality of some of the industry’s key fleet service providers in this year’s awards.’

Jonathan Bates, Peugeot LCV Product Manager, said: “The Bipper is a terrific light commercial van and thoroughly deserves to be the ‘Best Light Van 2012’.  Winning this prestigious award is yet another demonstration of the importance we place in product excellence with good customer support and after sales service.”

Previous accolades include;

  • ‘Best New Van’ in 2008 (Fleet World Honours)
  • ‘International Van of the Year’ in 2009
  • ‘Best Light Van’ in 2010 (iVan & iTruck awards)
  • ‘City Van of the Year’ in 2011 (Fleet Van awards)

Peugeot Product Summary – Light Commercial Vehicles

Peugeot offers an extensive range of LCVs that includes the Bipper, the Partner, the Expert and the Boxer van. While the Bipper is nimble, compact and most economical, the durability and efficiency of design runs through the other vans.  The Partner, Expert and Boxer are offered in a variety of wheelbases, capabilities and engine choices.

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