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  • FIAT Doblò Cargo claims prestigious Fleet Van of the Year award ahead of a strong field of rivals
  • Recognised as the road haulage industry’s most respected honours, a Motor Transport Award is a significant win for the FIAT Professional brand
  • This Motor Transport Award win is the latest in a long list of accolades claimed by the FIAT Doblò Cargo, including the International Van of the Year award following its launch in 2011.

The FIAT Doblò Cargo has claimed the prestigious “Fleet Van of the Year” accolade at the 2014 Motor Transport Awards, which were held this week (July 2) at a gala ceremony in London's Grosvenor House on Park Lane.

Recognised as the road haulage industry’s most respected honours, the Motor Transport Awards recognise and celebrates the innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality of the best businesses and products in the industry. Even to be shortlisted is an honour, as it shows that very highest standards, as judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts, have been achieved. For the FIAT Doblò Cargo to come out ahead of a strong field of rivals is indicative not only of the quality and versatility of the product, but also the commitment of FIAT Professional to customer service and satisfaction.

Launched in 2010, the FIAT Doblò Cargo has proved a big hit with small businesses, owner operators, local authorities and municipal services, as well as a growing number of larger fleets looking to cut costs without sacrificing versatility and practicality. Named International Van of the Year winner in 2011, the Doblò Cargo is available in a broad range of body styles and engines, provides impressive towing and load-carrying capacity and some of the lowest total life costs in the market, thanks in no small part to its low fuel consumption and long service intervals. With attractive purchase prices to appeal to all budgets and an expansive dealer network to cater to all repair, service and aftersales needs, the FIAT Doblò Cargo offers, in the view of the Motor Transport Award judges, a simply unbeatable package to fleet managers.

The judges also recognised FIAT Professional for a number of recent significant contract wins and increasing sales volumes in many sectors which has bolstered the profile and status of the FIAT Professional brand.

Justin Stanton, Operations Director at Motor Transport, said: “The FIAT Doblò Cargo has an obvious appeal to fleet operators: its towing capabilities are highly regarded, it has an assured ride and high comfort levels and it also sports a stylish and modern interior. The most striking element of the cab is just how much space there is – the cabin feels huge for such a small van. It has proved a big hit in the UK since its launch but recently it has also found its way into a wider range of fleets as more businesses come to appreciate not only its attributes but the manner in which the Fiat Professional brand is developing.”

Commenting on the win, Sebastiano Fedrigo, Director, FIAT Professional UK noted: “We were honoured just to be nominated for this prestigious award but to win our category outright is hugely gratifying for the FIAT Professional brand. We feel this award highlights the growing recognition within the industry not only of the quality of FIAT Professional’s products but also the commitment of the brand to provide the best possible service to all of its fleet clients, large and small. We’re very grateful for this award and to the Motor Transport Award judges for recognising and rewarding our hard work.”

The Motor Transport Award is the latest for FIAT Professional in the UK which, in the past year, has claimed wins from numerous influential UK publications including VansA2Z, Trade Van Driver, Fleet Van World, GreenFleet, Fleet Van and What Van?

This story was posted on Monday 7th July 2014 11:22am.

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