PEUGEOT PARTNER WINS MOTOR TRANSPORT FLEET VAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

  • PEUGEOT Partner van scoops top industry accolade
  • Judges praise the Partner van’s great build quality and ‘reputation for reliability’
  • PEUGEOT Partner van continues to grow market share in a competitive segment

The PEUGEOT Partner has been awarded ‘Fleet Van of the Year’ by the leading commercial vehicle fleet magazine Motor Transport. 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 great 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 is a roll-call of the best known and respected people in the transport sector. The awards were presented by comedian Jimmy Carr. The Fleet Van of the Year Award was collected by Louise Neilson, Head of Business Sales at PEUGEOT Motor Company.

Commenting on the award, Louise Neilson, Head of PEUGEOT Business Sales, said: “It is a great accolade to receive this award for the PEUGEOT Partner, which has proved highly popular with fleet customers because of its strong reputation for reliability with industry professionals. It’s also highly pleasing to see that the judges have recognised the growing PEUGEOT business in the fleet sector and the reasons for our continuing success.”

The PEUGEOT Partner is available in two lengths, offering a payload range of 552kg to 860kg, with a choice of efficient, low emitting diesel and petrol engines, as well as a fully electric version. An all-new version of the Partner van will be released later this year.

ENDS

PEUGEOT

Since 1810 PEUGEOT has been producing durable products of excellence, since 1858 all are branded with the Lion logo – chosen to demonstrate strength, suppleness and swiftness to personify the durability of its products. As one of the earliest automotive producers, the PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1889 when it began producing automobiles and since then over 65 million vehicles have been produced, advancing technology with style and efficiency to enhance the customer experience. Demonstrated through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealerships and is recognised the world over for the quality and design excellence of its products.

PEUGEOT UK

The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, New 308, 508, 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the Partner, Expert and Boxer. The standard car and van line-up is supported by Electric Vehicles. The range includes the iOn and the Electric version of their most popular small van, the Partner Electric.

If you would like to keep up to date with the PEUGEOT UK Press Department activity and be the first to see what exciting new projects we are launching, please follow us on Twitter and Instagram:

www.twitter.com/PeugeotUKPR /www.instagram.com/PeugeotUKPR

PEUGEOT UK COMMUNICATIONS Contacts

Andrew Didlick, Director Communications, Events & Brand Partnerships
M: +44 (0) 7836 362859 | E: andrew.didlick@mpsa.com

James Parfett, Head of Communications
M: +44 (0)7802 268743 | E: james.parfett@peugeot.com

Kerry Livesey, PR Manager
T: +44 (0)2476 884212 | M: +44 (0) 7940 078848 | E: kerry.livesey.@peugeot.com

Mason Finney, Media Relations Executive
T: +44 (0)2476 884211 | M: +44 (0) 7788 178394 | E: mason.finney@peugeot.com

Craig Morrow, Press Fleet Officer
T: +44 (0)2476 884261 | M: +44 (0) 7747 764745 | E: craig.morrow@mpsa.com

For high-resolution downloadable images of the Peugeot product range, information and news stories, log onto the dedicated Peugeot Press website at: www.peugeotpress.co.uk

Peugeot UK website: www.peugeot.co.uk

Gallery

Documents

Back to top