Vauxhall’s British-built Vivaro – which comprises all variants sold in the U.K. and mainland Europe except for the high-roofed version – recently won the award for best medium panel van at the annual Commercial Fleet Awards held in Telford, England. It’s the third time in recent months the popular cargo van has picked up a ‘best’ nod.
Judges described it as “an excellent fleet package,” and added, “Vauxhall took a risk when it completely re-engineered this van, but it has paid off with excellent build quality, a great driving experience, good fuel economy, improved payload and an impressive load length.”
The judges also praised it for its safety technology and solid three-year/100,000-mile warranty.
“Built at our Luton plant, its excellent practicality, efficiency and comfort makes it the perfect choice for commercial vehicle operators,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manger. “We’re thrilled to see the Vauxhall Vivaro honoured, once again, for being the best in its class.”
The awards won’t attract much attention from the typical car consumer, but it’s still an outstanding achievement for the company’s business and commercial vehicle (CV) team. Not a bad three months over at Vauxhall, then.