The prestigious and respected UK Car of the Year Awards 2015 were announced last month, with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon scooping top honours for Executive Car of the Year.
The award is quite a coup for Mercedes, who also took home a trio of awards late last year from Top Gear magazine’s annual end of year honours list. Taking home The Executive Car of the Year award is no mean feat, as it is decided on by a panel of experts from a wide array of UK automotive publications, including both print and online media. Moreover, it would have found itself battling it out with some seriously good rivals, including the BMW 3 Series and the brilliant Audi A6.
The decision to award the honours to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon, though, was apparently easy, and it was unanimously agreed that this was a clear and worthy winner.
Says one judge: “With a class leading interior and handsome but not showy styling, the Mercedes C-Class literally leads its class. An executive machine isn’t about carving a corner of being flash – it’s about being comfortable, grown-up and confident. All of which the C-Class is, in spades.”
The praise was high indeed, and Gary Savage, CEO of Mercedes Benz UK was over the moon. “We are delighted that the C-Class has been recognised as the Executive Car of the Year by the UK Car of Year judging panel in one of the most competitive segments of the market.”
The competition is stiff in the executive car market at present, with the prestigiously-badged cars, such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes, entering the mainstream in a bid to produce business-friendly running costs. Other attributes people want from their executive cars include space and sound performance.
When pressed about the attributes he personally felt saw the Mercedes-Benz C-Class home and dry, Savage said that it, “boasts a great new interior, as well as a host of new technology and engines that are more efficient and refined than ever before, making it a great choice for company car drivers and fleets.”
It’s certainly hard to argue with the popularity of the C-Class; demand is, indeed, only rising, with 31,500 being registered in 2014 alone. Its unwavering popularity is down to a combination of quality, as well as the extensive choice on offer, with the C-Class’s repertoire of models including a Saloon variant, an Estate, as well as a diesel-electric power train, a Plug-in Hybrid, and two performance cars – the 450 AMG Sport, and the 63 S, the latter of which is the quickest C-Class ever.
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