PEUGEOT 308 wins again! Awarded the Best New Car in 2014 Fleet World Honours
308 won the much coveted 2014 European Car of the Year title in March Popular PEUGEOT Bipper awarded Best Light Van
May 27, 2014: PEUGEOT is certainly on a roll. Having recently won the much coveted 2014 European Car of the Year title in March, the new 308 has now been awarded the key accolade at the 2014 Fleet World Honours of ‘Best New Car’ which recognises the appeal of cars in the important Fleet and Business Market.
Peugeot 308 – Best New Car in the 2014 Fleet World Honours
The 308 is a car 140kg lighter than its predecessor, with a stylish exterior, an ‘i-Cockpit’ inspired interior that combines instrumentation viewed over the smaller steering wheel, a 9.7” touchscreen control display, a wide range of new PureTech Petrol and BlueHDi Diesel engines – each with class-leading performance and CO2 emissions from just 82g/km. Available in a five-door Hatchback or SW estate, both with the biggest boot space in their sector, the 308 already has the pedigree for a winning formula.
Fleet World Editor, Steve Moody, commented: “The 308 is the best car PEUGEOT has launched in years, with super-low emissions, an excellent three cylinder petrol engine, lots of space and a cabin that is as good as anything from a premium brand, if not better. The clever infotainment system also means drivers are distracted less and it's keenly priced too, making it a major force in fleet”.
At the same event ceremony, the PEUGEOT Bipper was also awarded the ‘Best Light Van’ in the Van Fleet World Honours.
PEUGEOT Bipper Van – ‘Best Light Van’ in the 2014 Fleet World
The Bipper is a popular choice for local deliveries or for compact, cost-effective transport as its size and taller design is a perfect shape for this purpose. Combining a good level of specification, capability and efficient engines for performance, the Bipper is a natural winner, having won the International Van of the Year title previously.
Light Commercial Van sales for PEUGEOT were up 52% in the first quarter of 2014.
John Kendall, Fleet World Van Editor, commented: “If you need a light van, the versatile Bipper is hard to beat. High payload and low running costs give it an enduring appeal.”
The Peugeot Bipper shares the ‘Best light Van’ award prize with its sister vehicles – the Citroën Nemo and Fiat Fiorino.
The PEUGEOT Brand can trace its roots back to 1810, and it was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles, thus in 2014 it celebrates 125 years of vehicle production with over 60 million sold. Conveyed through its brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries with some 10,000 Franchised Dealers and recognised for its Excellence, Allure and Emotion.
In 2013 PEUGEOT sold 1.5m vehicles worldwide, represented in the majority of markets around the world with a strategy to continuously move the Brand up-market.
The UK is currently the 3rd largest market for PEUGEOT vehicles. Recent models in the eight-car line-up include the expanding 208 range with the emblematic performance GTi and luxurious XY versions, supplemented by the new 2008 Urban Crossover and the new class-leading 308 – 2014 European Car of the Year, available in Hatchback and SW estate body styles. The new 108 – available in Hatchback or 108 Top! Cabrio is the Brand’s latest model, introducing new levels of style, technology, efficiency and personalisation to the compact car sector and will be available in the UK in July 2014.
PEUGEOT has a reinvigorated range of high quality products and services that provide and combine a refined design with great attention to detail, and a unique driving experience delivering the satisfaction and emotion identifiable with every PEUGEOT product.