As the International Van of the Year marked its 30th anniversary at the event, it was coincidently, the fourth occasion for Renault and Mercedes-Benz to be bestowed with this title. The 5th generation Volkswagen Caddy finished runner-up with the Stellantis small electric vans along with the Toyota Proace City Electric third.
“As the award programme enters its fourth decade, the philosophy and objectives remain unchanged, despite the high level of technology and innovation being achieved by manufacturers and also in meeting market trends. The main criteria for the International Van of the Year Award is the vehicles’ contribution to the efficiency, safety, sustainability and environmental standards of the light commercial vehicle sector.
For the IVOTY 2022 award, the candidates included traditional diesel-powered vans and selection of electric (BEV) variants. Initially, there were fourteen new vans that were recently launched by eleven light commercial manufacturers for the pan-European IVOTY jury to elect one overall winner,” explained Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman IVOTY.