• The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards.

    Dan Gilkes, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, explained: “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.”

    Mercedes-Benz Vans MD Steve Bridge added: “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.”