Isuzu D-Max picks up prestigious Fleet Award
The Isuzu D-Max has added another award to the trophy cabinet, having been voted ‘Pick-Up Truck of the Year’ at the Fleet Van Awards 2014. The award was announced at the Fleet Van Awards ceremony held last week at The International Centre in Telford.
Stephen Briers, Fleet News editor, commented: “The D-Max’s five-year/125,000-mile warranty and two-year service, plus competitive running costs swayed the decision for the judges in a competitive category.
“They were impressed by the 3.5-tonne towing limit while strong sales over the pas year is further evidence of how much this pick-up appeals to fleets. The D-Max has the ruggedness required for a multitude of fleet roles but also appeals to drivers with its easy driving style and comfortable seats.”
The Fleet Van Awards are presented annually to motor manufacturers, supplier and fleet groups and individuals who have, in the opinion of the judges, achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector. The Awards jury is made up of the Fleet News editorial team and experts from across the industry.
Upon collection of the trophy, Isuzu UK’s General Manager, William Brown, commented: “This award confirms how D-Max makes a compelling case for fleet buyers, combining world-class ability and refinement with low ownership costs. In addition we bolstered our fleet business with the appointment of a national manager earlier this year, and the ongoing enhancements within our network means we’re better placed than ever before to meet the diverse needs of the UK’s commercial vehicle customers.”
The Isuzu D-Max s one of the most cost-effective pick-ups on the market, with ultra-low insurance groups (8A to 10A), class-leading residual values and fuel economy (38.7 mpg combined), industry-leading fleet packages (available from just £185 per month), all backed-up by the company’s pioneering fiver-year / 125,000-mile warranty.