During the judging process for the Company Car of the Year Award hundreds of fleet managers added their online votes to those of a panel of industry experts chaired by former Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders chairman Christopher Macgowan.
In the latest issue of Fleet News the panel explains its decision by writing: "The Audi A4 was a clear winner with Fleet News readers. They obviously agree with the Awards judging panel, recognising the A4's talents. The new model gains extra interior room over its predecessor, has improved residual values and therefore lower whole life costs, while retaining the huge choice of models available – saloon, Avant, front or four-wheel-drive, and a wide choice of engine and gearbox options".
The Company Car and Best Large Premium Car awards were presented to Head of Audi Fleet Sales Iain Carmichael during a ceremony held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on March 18th. Iain was especially encouraged by the headline Company Car trophy because of the considerable input Fleet News readers have in deciding on its recipient.