CITROËN DISPATCH WINS MEDIUM VAN OF THE YEAR TROPHY AT COMMERCIAL FLEET AWARDS 2018

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Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:00

Citroën has won another top prize, this time at the Commercial Fleet Awards 2018, with Dispatch beating its rivals to take the ‘Medium Van of the Year’ trophy. The judges praised Dispatch as “a great all-rounder.” The outgoing Citroën Berlingo van was Highly Commended in the Small Van of the Year category, thanks to its strong residual values and excellent reliability.



Citroën Dispatch collected another trophy last week. On this occasion, it was at the Commercial Fleet Awards 2018, where it was named ‘Medium Van of the Year’, jointly with the Peugeot Expert.

The panel of judges – all respected fleet industry experts – chaired by former SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan OBE, noted that; “The van offers best-in-class payload and towing capacity with low emissions, which makes it a clear winner. High levels of specification with a wide range of options, easy to convert and packed with safety equipment, it offers an outstanding value-for-money package. A great all-rounder.”

Dispatch beat off competition from the Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Renault Trafic, Toyota Proace and VW Transporter to take top honours.     

Dispatch was not the only Citroën van to be recognised at the awards. The outgoing Berlingo – jointly with the outgoing Peugeot Partner – was Highly Commended in the ‘Small Van of the Year’ category.

The judges were quick to point out the reasons why the Berlingo has proved such a consistent fleet favourite reporting that; “The outgoing Berlingo is an excellent choice for fleets, with a range of options, including electric, strong residual values and excellent reliability.”

New Berlingo Van can be ordered now, and was recently voted International Van of the Year 2019.

The Commercial Fleet Awards 2018 were hosted by TV presenter Lisa Snowdon at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, on Thursday 29 November.

For more information about the Citroën Business Centre Network, the multiple award-winning Citroën LCV range and the full Citroën passenger car range, please visit http://business.citroen.co.uk/ 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

JOHN KENDALL        07941 782956     johnkendall@inl.co.uk
JOHN HANDCOCK    07810 180249     john.handcock@citroen.com
KATIE READ              07834 500267     katie.read@citroen.com
EMMA GAFFNEY       07747 898130    emma.gaffney@citroen.com
CRAIG MORROW      07747 764745    craig.morrow@mpsa.com

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The Citroën brand:
Citroën is an international automotive brand with a full range of cars and light commercial vehicles at the heart of the mainstream market. Founded in 1919, Citroën has made its mark through its bold and creative approach to automotive design. These values are harnessed in the pursuit of well-being, with fresh solutions to the changing demands of customers in each era. Today, Citroën is reinventing itself with models such as C3 and the C3 Aircross compact SUV that place an emphasis on design, comfort and intelligent technology, bringing a breath of fresh air to the automotive landscape. As a people-minded brand, Citroën is proud to offer products that take inspiration directly from its customers, the spirit of which is highlighted in its brand signature ‘Inspired By You’. The brand also offers a unique customer experience with its city store concept ‘La Maison Citroën’ and its online opinion site ‘Citroën Advisor’. With 10,000 customer contact points in almost 80 countries worldwide, Citroën sold more than 1.1 million vehicles in 2016. Citroën has also amassed eight Manufacturers’ titles in the FIA World Rally Championship and three consecutive Manufacturers’ titles in the World Touring Car Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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