The just-launched Peugeot 508 has been named Best New Car of 2011 in the Fleet World Honours. Phil Robson, Fleet Director for Peugeot, said: "The 508 is an incredible car and what better way to open up our awards account than winning Fleet World’s 'Best New Car of 2011'. We're confident this will be the first of many."
The Fleet World Honours get presented annually with the judges recognising motor manufacturers, service companies and individuals who have achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector.
Fleet World Editor, Steve Moody, said: "The 508 changes the game for Peugeot. A massive leap forward from the 407, it offers a premium brand level quality cabin, a range of frugal, refined and powerful engines all wrapped in a stylish bodyshell, taking the firm right back into the upper echelons of this vital fleet sector."
Fleet World Managing Director, Ross Durkin, commented on the high level of interest in, and competition for this year's awards: "The fleet industry is back on its feet again after a difficult couple of years with fleet registrations accounting for over half of all new car sales.
"Manufacturers are investing in new technologies, especially in the area of alternative fuels, and this continues to be a strong and vibrant industry. Fleet service providers also continue to demonstrate how innovation and initiative keep pace of product development incredibly high. This must be great news for fleet customers."Published 12 May 2011