The Peugeot Partner has been awarded ‘Fleet Van of the Year’ by Motor Transport magazine.
The Partner beat off competition from the Fiat Ducato, Iveco Daily, Nissan NV200 and Vauxhall Vivaro to take the award. In reaching their decision, the judges took into consideration productivity (including reliability and vehicle uptime), fuel efficiency, driver acceptance, Dealer support and total cost of ownership. Other factors that were taken into account included customer service, warranty, finance packages and after sales support.
In presenting the award, the judges’ comments included, “Peugeot continues to make in-roads into Fleet and Businesses with its range of competitively priced products that enjoy a reputation for reliability.”
“The Partner van is at the forefront of the brand’s growth, and despite operating in a fiercely competitive segment, continues to grow market share.”
“PEUGEOT has invested heavily in its Dealer network, which has impressed our panel – particularly with parts supply and delivery. The greatly improved electric model is winning customers across fleets and with its small footprint makes it ideal for inner city operators.”
The judges also commented on the build quality of the vehicle and also the increasing driver acceptance of both diesel and electric vans: “As the market sector migrates down the GVW range, this is the strongest product available in the sector.”
Staged at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End, the Motor Transport Awards reward high standards of professionalism in all areas of fleet transport operations. The 50-strong judging panel includes some of the best known and respected people in the transport sector. The Fleet Van of the Year Award was collected by Louise Neilson, head of business sales at Peugeot Motor Company.