The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been voted the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2014 by the special nine-man member jury of the Irish Motoring Writers Association.
The announcement was made at an awards ceremony in Dublin attended by the leading figures from the Irish motor industry.
The Sprinter was judged the winner following the jury vote which was based on a range of criteria, including safety, driving quality, reliability, versatility and value-for-money.
Presenting the award to Fergus Conheady, Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager, Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland, said: “The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter brings a new level of comfort, driving dynamics and economy to the commercial sector and it is no surprise that the members of the IMWA have voted it the best van in Ireland. Well done to Mercedes-Benz.”
These awards last year provided a clean-sweep for Ford. The Continental Irish Van of the Year title was awarded to the Ford Transit Custom. The Car-Derived Van and Commercial SUV category awards went to the Ford Fiesta Van and the Ford Kuga Van respectively.