A-Class awarded Fleet Car of the Year Award by ACFO – overcoming almost 20 competing models.
The ACFO Awards celebrate manufacturers who supply cost effective, reliable and efficient vehicles to the Fleet market.
A-Class continues to grow in the UK with over 28,000 vehicles registered so far this year.
The prestigious headline award for Fleet Car of the Year was given to the A-Class – considered by the ACFO members to be best in its class – overcoming the challenge of almost 20 other models.
The Association of Car Fleet Operators supports fleet decision-makers to improve the efficiency of their Fleet operation – members of which include most of Britain’s major fleets. The Awards – voted for online by ACFO members – are highly prized as they reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers.
In announcing the A-Class Award, John Pryor, ACFO chairman, commented: “The A-Class’s triumph in this year’s ACFO Awards is reflective of the changing shape of the UK company car market. The importance of the company car as an employee recruitment and retention tool means that vehicles across all market sectors are today being considered by businesses and their staff. However, vehicles must continue to be fit-for-purpose and deliver excellent total cost of ownership as well as first class MPG and low emissions. In voting the A-Class Fleet Car of the Year, the ACFO membership clearly believes the vehicle is cost effective to operate, safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly.”
Sally Dennis, Head of Fleet, Mercedes-Benz UK, commented: “We are delighted that the A-Class has won the Fleet Car of the Year Award – it highlights our continuous drive to offer efficient, low-emission vehicles to our Fleet customers as we strive to meet their needs with an ever-improving product range.”
Some 10,000 A-Classes have been bought by fleet customers so far this year – an 84 per cent increase over 2013.
This year the A-Class range expanded with the A 180 CDI ECO edition – priced from £21,965 OTR – which features weight-saving measures, powertrain refinements and improved fuel consumption – producing 92 g/km CO2 and achieving 78.5 mpg.
The A-Class continues to grow in the UK with almost 28,000 registered so far this year.
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