Sprinter named the UK’s Van of the Year
17th October 2019
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has picked up the prestigious honour of being named this year’s Van of the Year.
It was awarded to the versatile model at The Motor Awards, which took place in London on October 2nd.
A ‘Swiss army knife’ on wheels
Described by the judges as raising the bar in the large van segment and being the “Swiss army knife of vans”, the Sprinter was praised for its flexibility for users.
It achieved the top honour after being voted for by readers of some of the largest publications in the UK, including the Times and the Sun.
Steve Bridge, managing director at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK, commented: “To be shortlisted thanks to the motoring journalists is a huge honour, and then for the Sprinter to actually receive the award … is a testament to the service this vehicle dutifully carries out for thousands of owners and operators.”
Features of the Sprinter that helped the vehicle stand out from its peers included a wide range of firsts for the segment, such as the manufacturer’s ESP stability system, Crosswind Assist, the Euro VI emissions standard, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.
In all, the vehicle has picked up more than 80 industry awards since its launch in 1995.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The lasting appeal of the Sprinter comes as a result of its wide range of uses and ability to support businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK. This is another prestigious accolade for a very worthy vehicle.”back