April 15, 2019
At Vansdirect we were incredibly proud to sponsor the Business Van of the Year Awards 2019, we take a closer look at all of this year’s winning new vans!
The Business Van Awards are a hugely important event in the new van calendar and are a key indicator for van fleets, tradesmen and small businesses searching for a new van for their requirements.
2019 represents the twentieth birthday of Vansdirect and as such know just what SMEs are searching for with regards to new vans, with a massive range of new vans and van finance options available for everyone’s requirements including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase. We also have a dedicated team of new van experts on hand to ensure you find the best new van for your requirements and as such we are the perfect partner for the Business Van of the Year Awards 2019!
Not to mention that at Vansdirect we know a thing or two about awards, having won the Leasing Broker Federation’s – Best Van Leasing Broker of the Year award for the past three years! Vansdirect Managing Director, Richard Simmonds also joined the judging panel at the Business Van of the Year 2019 Awards, now on to the winners below!
Open to all new vans with a Gross Vehicle Weight under 2.5-tonnes, the Best Small Trades Van is yet another award for the all-new Citroen Berlingo van to add to the cabinet alongside the International Van of the Year and WhatVan? Van of the Year crowns. The Citroen Berlingo has been a mainstay of the small van segment for some time, renowned for its reliability, practicality and efficiency, the transformation has kept all of these traits and improved on them whilst setting a new benchmark in the small van market.
Find out more about the Citroen Berlingo winning Best Small Trades Van here
Delivery vans come in all shapes and sizes, which is what makes the Fiat Ducato the stand out in this category with an incredible 10,000 different Fiat Ducato combinations available for everyone’s requirements. The Ducato flourishes when carrying the biggest and heaviest of loads with up to 17.0 cubic metres of load volume available and payloads up to 2,200kg. The cabin of the Ducato is also a comfortable and relaxed place to be, particularly important for delivery drivers who spend the majority of their days in their vans.
Find out more about the Fiat Ducato winning Best Delivery Van here
Open to all new vans crew, combi and cab-in van in style with a Gross Vehicle Weight up to 3.5-tonnes, with the standout van in the category being based on the iconic Volkswagen Transporter medium van. The Volkswagen Transporter kombi reaffirmed its position as a fantastic all-rounder in retaining the title it also won in 2018, offering excellent ability at carrying both loads and people.
Find out more about the Volkswagen Transporter Kombi winning Best Crew Van here
Open to all new vans with a Gross Vehicle Weight between 3.0 and 3.5-tonnes, the Best Heavy Van crown is the latest in a list of plaudits gained by the all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van which has built on the iconic large van’s fantastic reputation with a new van which is more comfortable, connected and better to drive than anything the large van segment has seen previously, whilst retaining the fantastic load carrying abilities experienced on previous models.
Find out more about the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter winning Best Heavy Van here
Open to all pick-ups either single or double cab in guise with a towing capacity up to and including 3.5-tonnes, in a segment which has grown in popularity over recent years, it’s a pick-up which has been around more than 50 years which took this year’s prize. The Toyota Hilux has a glowing reputation for reliability and toughness, whilst offering fantastic levels of performance regardless of what the elements throw at it.
Find out more about the Toyota Hilux winning Best Pick-up here
Open to all new vans with a Gross Vehicle Weight between 2.5 and 3.0-tonnes, the panel of judges were unable to separate the Volkswagen Transporter and Peugeot Expert vans on this occasion. The Expert also shared the trophy last year, however it was with the Citroen Dispatch on this occasion. The Expert and Transporter are both excellent medium vans which can comfortably cater for payloads in excess of one-tonne whilst also being comfortable to drive and featuring the latest cutting edge technology.
Find out more about the Volkswagen Transporter & Peugeot Expert winning Best Large Trades Van here
Looking for a new van? Your search is over! As the Best van leasing Broker of the year for the last three years, Vansdirect can certainly help. We have a MASSIVE range of brand new vans in stock and a range of unbeatable van finance options to suit everyone’s requirements. Simply fill in contact form or call us on 0800 169 69 95 to get the ball rolling today, or find out more on our about us page!