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Isuzu UK collects Best All-Terrain Workhorse accolade at Fleet News Awards 2022

Isuzu UK collects Best All-Terrain Workhorse accolade at Fleet News Awards 2022

The Isuzu D-Max has been named Best All-terrain Workhorse at the Fleet News Awards 2022 with the award being presented during the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on March 16.

The Best All-terrain Workhorse Award is one of ten new awards for 2022, as the categories and awards evolve with the ever-changing industry. Other new award categories included Best Alternative Fuel Truck, Best Zero Emission Car, Fleet of the Year (up to 250 vehicles) and a Wellbeing and diversity & inclusion in fleet Award.

Speaking about the Isuzu D-Max, the judges at the Fleet News Awards said “This go-anywhere vehicle has excellent cost of ownership, strong residuals, outstanding reliability and comes with a market-leading warranty. And with excellent payload and towing capability, it is the clear workhorse winner for fleets.”

Isuzu UK recorded 3,688 sales of the Award-Winning D-Max pick-up at the close of 2021, an increase of 16.9% over 2020, which ended with 3,154 units. The new Isuzu D-Max launched in 2021 to critical acclaim and has seen a significant shift in sales mix with the top of the range V-Cross becoming the brand’s best-seller. In 2020, Isuzu UK fleet sales increased by 36% over the previous year and in 2021 the brand achieved further growth of 51% over the 2020 result.  

Isuzu UK offers fleet services to all sizes and types of businesses and provides a bespoke service to suit the needs of any client. Medium or small-sized businesses looking for 25 vehicles or less can be catered for via the dedicated Isuzu dealer network, with support provided by head office. Larger organisations looking for 25+ vehicles can take advantage of Isuzu UK’s national fleet team, which work closely with all customers to ensure that vehicle orders are built entirely to each customer's unique specification at a dedicated fleet centre based at the company's Sheerness Import Centre.

Neil Scott, National Fleet Sales Manager, Isuzu UK said “We are delighted to collect this new Fleet News Award which is true validation and recognition for the Isuzu D-Max as a genuine off-road workhorse. Something I know that many of our customers can attest to, having supplied vehicles to such a vast array of customers, each with their own unique usage for this extremely versatile vehicle.”

He continued “With our dedicated fleet conversion centre and working closely with the homologation & technical teams, we are in a position to offer our customers a build to order service, whilst retaining the manufacturers' warranty and ensuring the vehicle is not compromised in any way. Examples of our builds have included vehicles for Network Rail, Environment Agency, Mitie and Natural Resources and even vehicles converted for fitment with a snowplough.”

The new model has helped Isuzu UK power into new territory within the pick-up segment by achieving the maximum five-star safety rating in the tough new Euro NCAP test. This UK first for a pick-up is in part due to the new Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) fitted as standard across the range, providing fleet managers with the safest pick-up in its class for their drivers and employees.

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