Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has retained the coveted title of Most Reliable Manufacturer, with the Sprinter once again crowned Most Reliable Van at the FN50 Awards, as announced at the annual FN50 event hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

Sprinter has retained the Most Reliable Van award for the fourth consecutive year, and fifth year in total since 2011 (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

To compile the awards, FN50 companies are asked to rank their vans in order of the best performing in terms of breakdowns and warranty claims and allocate points, which are then collated to create league tables.

Stephen Briers, Editor-in-Chief, Fleet News, explained: “The FN50 is responsible for funding more than 433,000 light commercial vehicles so the view of these major leasing companies about reliability is to be respected. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter tops the table for the fourth consecutive year, while Mercedes-Benz Vans has become the most reliable vanmaker, proving the overall quality of the brand. Reliability is crucial for fleets looking to maximise uptime; it’s clear that Mercedes-Benz continues to offer them the best proposition.”

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, added: “We are so proud that our vehicles deliver the promise we make to our customers; we work hard to keep their businesses moving, so to be acknowledged as the most reliable manufacturer and have the most reliable van proves that we deliver on that promise.”