The inaugural Company Van Today awards jointly crowned the all-new Vauxhall Combo Cargo, all-new Peugeot Partner and all-new Citroen Berlingo Van the Van of the Year. The triumvirate of vans also picked up award wins in the Light Van of the Year and Technology categories.
The expert panel of judges rigorously tested the vans and scrutinised all aspects of the vehicles. The judges were particular impressed by the Overload Indicator which is available in the trio of PSA commercial vehicles. The Overload Indicator warns drivers when the payload reaches 80% of the vans maximum capacity. Overloading a van is not only an offence but can also affect the vehicles handling and fuel consumption whilst putting excessive wear on components like the brakes, suspension and transmission. Having the overload indicator makes it easy for drivers to avoid committing an offence and optimise running costs.
Tom Webster, Editor of Company Van Today said, “The all-new Peugeot Partner has proven itself to be a capable, innovative and efficient vehicle, all of which are qualities appreciated by the business community, couple that with new levels of driver appeal and technology and it’s easy to see why the all-new Peugeot Partner is a clear choice as our CVT Van of the Year.
“Citroen has really hit the spot with the new Berlingo Van, a van that is clever, good to drive, efficient and stylish. Class-leading tech including the pioneering Overload Indicator makes for a van at the very top of its game and a worthy CVT Van of the Year 2019 winner.
“The Vauxhall Combo Cargo has jumped to the head of the sector in terms of innovation, capability and driving experience. It’s an excellent and sensible choice for businesses, and a big leap forward in overall quality for a brand on the up in the van market.”
The Company Van Today Awards reward the best vehicles in the industry, those light commercial vans that offer fleets a combination of great running costs, high quality, efficiency and clever features that help businesses do their jobs.
Other awards the all-new Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo Cargo and Citroen Berlingo have won include the 2019 Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year and Light Van of the Year in the 2019 What Van? Awards, Small Van of the Year from Company Car and Van magazine, Van of the Year and Small Van of the Year in the Van Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards and Van of the Year and Best Small Van in the 2019 Trade Van Driver Awards.
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