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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Snatches Double Win at The Fleet Van Awards

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This year's extensive facelift for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has brought it nothing but praise, with the model also being crowned both the 2013 Fleet Van of the Year and 2013 Large Panel Van of the Year at the annual Fleet Van Awards in the UK.

“The Large Panel Van was awarded to the Sprinter because it is packed with the latest technology that will appeal to safety-conscious fleets. It tops the table for residual values and also for driver appeal. Backed by Mercedes-Benz’s excellent dealer network with 24/7 response and roadside fixes, the Sprinter remains the one to beat.” said Stephen Briers, Editor-in-chief at Fleet News, Fleet Van, Driving Business and Fleet Leasing.

With the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter also winning the Fleet Van Van of the Year, Stephen continued: “The Sprinter was already a 10 out of 10 vehicle and now Mercedes has made it even better! A host of technological innovations to boost safety are ahead of their time, while the first Euro6-compliant engines, excellent network back-up and good availability of new models combine to provide a compelling package for fleets.”

With the mid-cycle refresh back in May of this year, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter became the world's first van to meet Euro 6 emission standards, while the new range of safety assistance systems also include a number of world premieres, including the Crosswind Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Highbeam Assist and Lane Assist, all of them complimenting the standard electronic stability program.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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