"The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter enjoyed a night of stunning success at the prestigious Commercial Fleet Awards 2015, scooping three trophies including the most coveted accolade for manufacturers. Some 550 of the fleet transport industry's 'great and good' gathered at The International Centre, Telford, to see the Sprinter crowned Commercial Vehicle of the Year.
Stephen Briers, Commercial Fleet Editor-in-Chief, declared: "The Sprinter is an amazing fleet proposition and quite simply the standard by which all vans should be measured. It is unbeatable for flexibility, technology, safety, reliability, height/length options and breadth of range. On top of that, it provides an ideal platform for conversions." It is the second time in three years that the Sprinter has taken top honours - it was also named Fleet Van of the Year in 2013 (the Commercial Vehicle of the Year category was newly created for 2015, to reflect the fact that the awards now include trucks as well as vans).
The Commercial Fleet Van Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts. The Sprinter additionally took the prizes at last night's (24th September) event for Large Panel Van of the Year - its seventh victory in eight years in this category - and Best Van Chassis Derivative. Meanwhile, its Mercedes-Benz Citan and New Vito stablemates were highly commended in the sections for Small Van and Medium Van respectively. The Sprinter was launched in 1995 and Mercedes-Benz is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary.