Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Wins Trade VAn Driver Award on Safety Features


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April 30, 2014: Mercedes-Benz Vans has been recognised for its pioneering safety systems, collecting the Safety Award at the Trade Van Driver Awards 2014, as well as the accolade for Best Large Van for the unbeatable Sprinter for the third year in a row.

The Trade Van Driver Awards are judged by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their business, alongside an expert panel of journalists.

Matthew Eisenegger, Editor of Trade Van Driver, commented: “Mercedes-Benz has long been in the lead in the safety stakes, but the seven new safety systems available on the upgraded Sprinter make the three-pointed star an obvious winner of the Safety Award.

“The Sprinter now boasts the biggest array of safety features of any van on sale at present and wins the Best Large Van award for the third year running. The Sprinter has legendary build quality, admirable road manners and the kudos that goes with the three-pointed star.”

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “Sprinter has won Best Large Van at the Trade Van Driver Awards for all three years that the Awards have taken place – a fantastic achievement and testament to the popularity of this tough workhorse.

“To also be honoured in recognition to the safety innovation that we have led the field in, is an Award that I am truly delighted to receive. Mercedes-Benz was offering ESP as standard on Vans more than a decade ago, so we are incredibly proud of the safety legacy we started, and are continuing to pioneer, with Crosswind Assist available as standard on the new Sprinter.”

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