Mercedes A-Class snaps up Fleet Car of the Year Award

 2014 Mercedes-Benz A-Class UK spec The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been recognized as the 2014 Fleet Car of the Year by UK’s ACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators). The A-Class was picked as the favorite fleet car for the British people and topped twenty other variants for the accolade. Some of the benchmarks that won the A-Class the Award were cost effectiveness, reliability and efficiency.

This year, the A-Class range expanded with the A 180 CDI ECO edition, priced from 21,965 Pounds, which features weight-saving measures, powertrain refinements and improved fuel consumption, producing 92 g/km CO2 and achieving 5.8 liter/100 km (78.5 mpg).

2014 Mercedes-Benz A-Class wins Fleet Car for the Year

Back to the ACFO win, the ACFO supports fleet decision-makers to improve the efficiency of their operations. The awards, voted for online by ACFO members, are highly prized as they reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet operators. Accordingly, the A-Class has sustained that efficiency factor better than any nominated variants to the core, as well as impressed the voters for its stylish and chic proportions.

ACFO Chairman John Pryor commented, “The A-Class’s triumph in this year’s ACFO Awards is reflective of the changing shape of the UK company car market. The importance of the company car as an employee recruitment and retention tool means that vehicles across all market sectors are today being considered by businesses and their staff. However, vehicles must continue to be fit-for-purpose and deliver excellent total cost of ownership as well as first class MPG and low emissions.”

Mercedes-Benz UK’s Head of Fleet Sally Dennis added, “We are delighted that the A-Class has won the Fleet Car of the Year Award – it highlights our continuous drive to offer efficient, low-emission vehicles to our Fleet customers as we strive to meet their needs with an ever-improving product range.”

Some 10,000 A-Classes have been bought by fleet customers so far this year, an 84 per cent increase over last year. In totality, there are some 28,000 units of the A-Class registered in the U.K. for the year.

Edited: ACFO

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