“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.