Vauxhall has scooped three awards at this year’s Parkers New Car Awards. The Vauxhall Combo Cargo was named ‘Best Small Van’ while the all-electric Vivaro-e was awarded ‘Best Electrification Van’ in a new category added for this year. Vauxhall also won the New Car Finance of the Year award thanks to its impressive suite of car and van offers.
Van and Pickup editor, Parkers.co.uk, CJ Hubbard, said: “From its quiet and comfortable driving experience to the impressive amount of payload it can carry, the Vauxhall Combo Cargo is a great small van and a deserving winner of a Parkers Award. Low running costs and plenty of tech underline its quality, too.”
Keith Adams, Editor, Parkers.co.uk added: “The Combo is a grafter and a comfortable and economical one at that – van drivers love its all-round excellence, and so do we.”
The all-electric Vivaro-e is the first fully-electric van in Vauxhall’s LCV electrification programme and was recognised for its long zero-emissions driving range and load capacity. CJ Hubbard said: “The game-changing Vivaro-e electric van provides payload capacity to rival diesel vans, can travel over 200 miles per charge, will be cheap to run and costs less than you might think to buy. Setting new standards for electrified vans, it’s a deserving Parkers Awards winner.”
Vauxhall also claimed the ‘Best New Car Finance’ trophy, beating Renault and Volvo to the title with its zero deposit and 0% APR finance deals.
Murray Scullion, finance editor, Parkers.co.uk said: “No deposit and 0% APR are two of the biggest-hitting finance deals in the business, and Vauxhall has skilfully applied both across its car and van range in addition to the option for customers to pay £0 for the first three months of the finance agreement. This combination is something rarely offered by car manufacturers and explains both why the Corsa is a bestselling car, and why it takes this important award.”
Keith Adams, editor Parkers.co.uk added: “The UK’s car buyers love a deal and right now, Vauxhall has the best in town. Getting great finance that’s both great value and offers financial security has never been so important, and that’s why Vauxhall scoops the top prize.”
SOURCE: Vauxhall Motors