The Renault Scenic

Renault has scored a hat trick of awards in the 2004 Fleet World Honours with Scénic scooping Best MPV, Kangoo Van winning 'Best Light Van' and Renault Trafic taking top honours in the 'Best Medium Van' category for the second year running.

The awards took place in a special ceremony in London today (Tuesday 11th May) and were attended by VIPs of the fleet industry. The awards were judged by a panel of experts representing the leasing industry, fleet managers, residual value guides and Fleet World's editorial team.

Keith Hawes, Director, Fleet & Light Commercial Vehicles at Renault, who accepted the awards said; "It is a huge honour to pick up three awards at the Fleet World Honours especially in such competitive and prestigious categories such as Best MPV which is an excellent achievement as Scénic is only in its first year of sale.

"The fact that the awards are voted for by those working in the fleet industry with hands-on experience and those who influence fleet buyers make the awards even more of a triumph."

Best MPV - Renault Scénic

Renault’s New Scénic takes top honours in its first year on sale winning a very competitive category. And with the recent addition of the seven-seater Grand Scénic to the Mégane family the vehicle’s popularity can only increase.

Fleet World editor Ross Durkin commented: ‘Excellent engines, class-leading safety and superb interior comfort are just some of the reasons for the Scenic’s success. The car that launched the genre remains a firm favourite with company car drivers because it combines the flexibility of an MPV with the ride and handling of a passenger car. Style-wise it is also the best and the arrival of the seven-seater Grand Scenic is simply the icing on the cake for Renault.’

Fleet industry consultant and former IBM Fleet Manager George Emmerson said: ‘The MPV class has diversified over the years to the point where you could identify numerous sub-classes. But if you were to ask 100 fleet operators for a view, the word Scenic would be on many respondents’ lips. It has been a tremendous sales success for Renault and has recently been joined by the new Grand Scenic, which only makes the task of its competitors harder still.’

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Published : 12/05/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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