The Volkwagen Crafter has been named best van in the Parkers New Car Awards 2019.
Parkers.co.uk, a sister title of Fleet News, praised the van for its car-like driving experience, large range and adaptable load compartment.
Parkers editor Keith Adams said: "The Crafter is a brilliantly complete product, and as well as being a supremely-talented large van, it’s also incredibly car like to drive."
The winning van has been tested rigorously by the Parkers.co.uk team, which judged the best vehicles for commercial fleet users on a combination of running costs, long-distance refinement, cost-per-month figures and fitness-for-purpose.
It beat the highly-recommended runners-up, the Ford Transit Custom and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Adams added: ‘In the second year of running the New Car Awards, we’re excited to have come up with such an interesting selection of winners.
"We’ve applied what we know about what our users are viewing on Parkers, with the combined team’s century of editorial expertise."