Mercedes-Benz Vans Earn Vincentric Best Fleet Value in CanadaTM Awards
Mercedes-Benz Vans have made another strong showing among Vincentric’s list of Best Fleet Value in CanadaTM award winners. While 2016 marks the fifth year in a row that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has won in the Full-Size ¾-Ton Cargo and Passenger categories, the Metris is making its inaugural appearance among the honorees. The awards identified Mercedes-Benz Vans as providing the best value in each of the following segments:
- Mid-Size Commercial Passenger Van: Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van
- Mid-Size Commercial Cargo Van:Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van
- Full-Size 3/4-Ton Passenger Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van 2500 Standard Roof 144 WB
- Full-Size 3/4-Ton Cargo Van: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van 2500 Standard Roof 144 WB
Vincentric conducts extensive monthly analyses of the cost of ownership on over 2,500 vehicle configurations, based on their typical use in Canadian commercial fleets. These studies take into account all major ownership and operating costs for each vehicle, including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, repairs, and even opportunity cost, or the loss of potential interest income as a result of owning and operating a vehicle. The vehicles are evaluated in all ten provinces using 24 different lifecycle cost scenarios. Segment winners are identified by having the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios.
The Sprinter’s remarkable performance can be attributed in part to its best-in-class fuel efficiency, low depreciation, and extended service intervals of up to 30,000 kilometres which reduce the cost of ownership. The Sprinter 2500’s win was supported by the lowest repair costs in its class, while the Sprinter Cargo Van 2500 Standard Roof 144 WB featured the lowest insurance and operating costs in its class. The new Metris Passenger and Cargo vans provided the perfect balance of capacity and versatility, with an incredibly fuel-efficient powertrain and low costs of maintenance, opportunity costs, and repairs that helped lead the way in this new segment.
“Mercedes-Benz Vans had an exceptional display of value, earning four Vincentric fleet awards across the Mid-Size and 3/4-Ton Wagon and Cargo segments,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “The Metris, winning the Mid-Size Commercial Passenger and Cargo Van segments, serves as a brand-new option for fleet buyers, while the Sprinter 2500 earns its fifth consecutive award with the lowest operating costs in its class supporting its win and claim of lowest cost of ownership.”
“We are delighted that the Metris has earned such high praise in its first year on the market. Its dollar-for-dollar value is indisputable, whether you’re looking at fuel efficiency or low costs associated with maintenance and repairs,” said Iain Forsyth, National Manager, Vans at Mercedes-Benz Canada.
“We are also thrilled that our Sprinters have once again earned Best Fleet Value in Canada™ awards,” Forsyth added. “For the fifth consecutive year, we have received confirmation of the worth of our product, and validation for the effort we have put in to create possible fleet solutions for the Canadian commercial market. Vincentric’s studies clearly demonstrate the impressive value proposition offered by the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, a sound investment for fleets serving industries across the country.”
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 46 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 44,526 vehicles in 2015. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the second consecutive year.