The ground-breaking Sprinter has secured its place as the favoured vehicle of British fleets, winning Fleet Van of the Year for an unprecedented 10th time at the Motor Transport Awards.
Judged by some of the leading fleet operators, alongside the Motor Transport jury, Motor Transport Editor, Steve Hobson, said: “The Sprinter has now claimed this award for the 10th time, and continues to grow in popularity with our judging panel. Despite missing out in the past two years, the Sprinter has remained a perennial nominee and has always come close to claiming the title.
“From the enormous breadth of the range to the unwavering development and support from the manufacturer, the Sprinter and its back-up define what an operator needs from a van.
“The Sprinter appeals to just about everyone. Our judges spoke highly of it for its leading technology, its consistently strong residual values, its high reliability and its excellent maintenance costs. One judge summed it up neatly by saying: “It’s the combination of the van and the network.””
The prestigious Motor Transport Awards took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London, with Andy Eccles, Head of Fleet at Mercedes-Benz Vans collecting the accolade.
Simon Neill, Sales Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said of the win: “This is a wonderful result and a great reflection of the hard work and commitment that as a team we are all putting in to ensure we keep our customers moving. I would personally like to thank every single member of our Head Office and Dealer Network team who have all played their part in earning this award. We are absolutely delighted and feeling very proud that our epic Sprinter has won this award for the 10th time – what an achievement!”
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has also lifted the Fleet Van of the Year trophy at the Motor Transport Awards in 2016, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004 and 2003.