September 12, 2010 19:00 ET

Mercedes Sprinter Voted Favourite Van by Swinton Insurance Customers

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2010) - The Mercedes Sprinter has knocked the Ford Transit van off the top spot of favourite makes of vans according to Swinton Commercial customers.

The UK van insurance retailer's annual poll of favourite makes of van found that 31% now preferred the Mercedes Sprinter to the Ford Transit, while the Ford Courier came in third.

Although Ford lost its top spot position it is the only manufacturer of van to hold two of the five positions in the poll.

The top five favourite make of vans according to Swinton Commercial customers are:

  1. Mercedes Sprinter (31%)

  2. Ford Transit (26%)

  3. Ford Courier (21%)

  4. Vauxhall Transporter (16%)

  5. Renault Traffic Panel (6%)

The annual survey also revealed that (19%) of van drivers would consider purchasing an electric van as their next work vehicle if the price was competitive.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said, "Although the Ford has been knocked off the top spot, the Mercedes Sprinter is a great successor. It has a huge load capacity and is one of the fastest vans on the road. The Mercedes brand also implies respect, style and class."

About Swinton

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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