The smallest and largest of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles were honoured in this years’ Trade Van Driver Awards: for Best Small Trades Van, it was the Citan, and Editor’s Choice, for the Sprinter.
Commenting on the Best Small Trades Van accolade for Citan, Matthew Eisenegger, Editor of Trade Van Driver, says: “With mileages increasing for the professional tradesperson, a greater burden is being placed on the vehicles. Greater consideration is being given to warranty periods and cover too.
In the judges’ opinion the Mercedes-Benz Citan, which is supplied with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, offers the ideal solution to the professional trades who are covering greater distances.
The Trade Van Driver Awards are judged by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their business, alongside an expert panel of journalists.
The Sprinter has been honoured by the Trade Van Driver Awards every year since the Awards were established in 2011, helping to secure the Editor’s Choice accolade this year: “Yet again the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a winner, both on build quality and the exceptional warranty, which makes it a firm favourite,” explains Matthew.
Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, comments: “It’s a real honour when two of our vans are both recognised for providing the right solution to the people who drive them – we can always say our vans are great, but awards like these as voted for by real van operators, as well as highly-respected journalists, proves it.”
Watch a Mercedes Benz Citan take on the mileage challenge
There are 110 Mercedes-Benz Vans service points throughout the length and breadth of the UK. On average, Dealer workshops are open up to 100 hours a week (including Saturdays), with over a third of these being open 24 hours a day throughout the working week, and over 90% operating at least two shifts daily. This means that when the van is undergoing a service, this can be done ‘out of hours’ to ensure that the customers’ business keeps on moving.
The following video, proves the Mercedes Benz Citan deserves its title Best Small Trade Van Award 2017.