Innovation: Quality & Safety
GM Receives Eight Best Fleet Value in America Awards
Tue, Apr 8 2014
DETROIT – General Motors won eight Vincentric 2014 Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, the second consecutive year GM has topped the list. GM leads all automakers in number of vehicles recognized since the awards program’s launch in 2006.
GM 2014 Best Fleet Value winners:
- Buick Encore – Four-door utility front-wheel- drive, compact premium crossover
- Buick Enclave – Convenience four-door utility front-wheel-drive, large premium crossover
- Buick LaCrosse – Front-wheel-drive large premium sedan
- Buick Verano – Premium mid-size sedan
- Chevrolet Spark EV – 1LT electric/plug-in hybrid
- Chevrolet Express G3500 – standard-wheel base, full-size one-ton passenger van
- GMC Sierra 2500HD Work Truck – crew cab, two-wheel-drive, long wheel base, full-size heavy duty 3/4-ton pickup
- GMC Sierra 3500HD Work Truck – regular cab two-wheel-drive, long wheel base, single-rear-wheel, full-size heavy duty 1-ton pickup
“GM's award winning vehicles cover a wide variety of segments including passenger cars, vans, crossovers and trucks,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric. “This is a testament to the company’s ability to meet the varying needs of a widely segmented fleet industry.”
In its ninth year, the Vincentric Awards are used by fleet operators to understand vehicle lifecycle costs, a key part of the purchase process.
This is the first Best Fleet Value in America award for the Spark EV in the electric vehicle category, which Vincentric introduced last year. Chevrolet’s newest electric vehicle also took top honors in its class in the consumer market awards Vincentric announced earlier this year.
“We are committed to providing our commercial customers with vehicles that are not only great on the road, but great for their bottom line,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet and Commercial. “These awards demonstrate the depth of our product lineup and the business value we provide to all customers – small and large – no matter their needs.”
To determine this year’s award winners, Vincentric analyzed more than 3,400 vehicle configurations in 20 different lifecycle cost scenarios, using eight cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. Lifecycle costs measured in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., resulted in 25 million lifecycle cost measurements used to determine the Best Fleet Value in America winners.
Earlier this month, Chevrolet was named the Best Value Truck Brand in America by Vincentric, in the consumers market.
Click here for more information on winners of the Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ awards for the 2014 model year and the Vincentric methodology.
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About General Motors
General Motors (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as Yahoo! Autos, AOL, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Toyota, Kiplinger.com, Mercedes-Benz, Business Fleet Magazine, NADA Guides, BMW and Fleet-Central.com as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.
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