The trio of Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo Cargo have collected the Van of the Year title in the inaugural Company Van Today Awards.
The three vans, which are near-identical thanks to joint ownership by the PSA Group, also shared the Light Van of the Year category, while the Medium Van of the Year was Ford’s Transit Custom and the Large Van was the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
The Volkswagen Amarok was awarded the Pick-up of the Year title, while Renault’s excellent electric vehicle range saw it take the Green Award, and the Freight Transport Association’s mental health CALM initiative was the recipient of the CVT Innovation Award.
The Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall vans bookended their success by also taking the Technology Award for the innovative overload sensor, which alerts the driver if the vehicle has too heavy a load on board.
“The new Berlingo, Partner and Combo Cargo have moved things along in the light van segment, offering previously unseen levels of quality, innovation and technology as well as a a good driving experience, efficient engines and good cabin quality,” said Company Van Today Editor Tom Webster. “It’s great to see the quality now available to light commercial vehicle operators across all sectors, and we’re delighted to be able to highlight the best in the industry to help businesses make good choices.”
The Company Van Today Awards reward the best vehicles in the industry; those light commercials that offer fleets a combination of great running costs, high quality, efficiency and clever features that help businesses do their jobs.
Carefully selected by the Company Van Today editorial team with combined decades of experience in the sector, the winners are those that can best serve a demanding business audience.
The full results are below:
Light Van/Van of the Year:
Winners: Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner/Vauxhall Combo Cargo
Highly Commended: Ford Transit Courier
Winner: Volkswagen Amarok
Highly Commended: Isuzu D-Max
Winner: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Highly Commended: Volkswagen Crafter
Winner: Ford Transit Custom
Highly Commended: Volkswagen Transporter
Winner: FTA’s Calm initiative