Business Car Awards 2019 winners announced
31 October 2019
The winners of the Business Car Awards 2019 have been revealed.
The prizes were handed out during a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Tower Bridge in London, hosted by comedian Simon Evans.
The winners, chosen by panels of expert judges, represent the best of the fleet industry, including car manufacturers, fleet suppliers and fleet managers.
There were also two reader-voted categories, which saw Volvo retain its title as manufacturer of the year, and the BMW 3 Series take the honours for the year's best new company car.
This year's awards were sponsored by the AA, Europcar Mobility Group, the Grosvenor Group, Lex Autolease and Ogilvie Fleet.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Best electric car - Kia E-Niro (Nissan Leaf highly commended)
Best small car - Ford Fiesta (Mini Hatch and Audi A1 highly commended)
Best lower-medium car - Ford Focus (Toyota Corolla highly commended)
Best upper-medium car -Peugeot 508 (Skoda Superb highly commended)
Best value car - Skoda Fabia (Suzuki Swift highly commended)
Driver's choice - Hyundai i30 N (Volkswagen Golf R highly commended)
Best compact premium car - Mercedes-Benz A-Class (Audi A3 highly commended)
Best premium car - BMW 3 Series
Best compact SUV - Volkswagen T-Cross
Best medium SUV - Volvo XC40
Best large SUV - Seat Tarraco
Best executive car- Mercedes-Benz E-Class (BMW 5 Series highly commended)
Most improved car manufacturer of the year - Hyundai
Green fleet manufacturer of the year - Toyota and Lexus
Leasing company of the year (less than 25,000 vehicles) - Grosvenor Leasing (Ogilvie Fleet highly commended)
Leasing company of the year (more than 25,000 vehicles)- Free2Move Lease (ALD Automotive highly commended)
Customer service award- Ogilvie Fleet (Lex Autolease highly commended)
Green initiative - Ubeeqo (Shoreham Vehicle Auctions highly commended)
Remarketing award - Aston Barclay (BCA highly commended)
Rental company of the year - Europcar Mobility Group
Risk management award - Red Fleet Driver Training (The Driving Doctor highly commended)
Service, maintenance and repair award - ARI
Fleet retailer of the year - Vindis Group
Fleet supplier of the year - VisionTrack
Fleet manager of the year - Peter Jardine, Countrywide (Maria Bate, Clarke Energy highly commended)
Green fleet of the year - Active Building Centre
Innovation award - TMC (Aston Barclay and National Accident Repair Group highly commended)
Best software product - Chevin Fleet Solutions (Fleet Check and Fleet On Demand highly commended)
Best telematics product - VisionTrack
Safety Award - VisionTrack
Editor's choice - The AA
Manufacturer of the year - Volvo
New company car of the year - BMW 3 Series