General Motors won nine Vincentric 2012 Best Fleet Value in America awards, recognizing 14 GM vehicles, including the Chevrolet Express, cited for the fifth consecutive year. GM earned more Best Fleet Value awards than any other manufacturer.
GM Best Fleet Value winners:
- Buick Regal – 2.4L eAssist- mid-sized sedan, premium segment
- Buick Enclave – base front-wheel-drive – crossover, large, premium segment
- Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana G1500 Cargo – full-size cargo van, ½-ton segment
- Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana G1500 SWB – full-size passenger van, ½-ton segment
- Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana G3500 Wagon – LWB- full-size passenger van, 1-ton segment
- Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra 2500HD – LT regular cab 2WD-full-size heavy duty pickup, ¾-ton segment
- Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra 3500 HD – LT regular cab 2WD SRW- full-size heavy duty pickup, 1-ton segment
- Chevrolet Tahoe LS Commercial – 2WD- SUV, large segment
- Chevrolet Avalanche LS – 2WD- sport utility truck segment
"Chevrolet and GMC showed strong fleet strength in the truck and van segments due to their low depreciation and insurance costs", said David Wurster, president of Vincentric. "We also saw the strength of eAssist technology on the Buick Regal, which earned its award largely due to its low fuel costs in high-mileage lifecycle scenarios."
In its seventh year, the Vincentric Awards are used by fleet operators to understand vehicle lifecycle costs, a key part of the purchase process.
"Our track record of winning the Vincentric Awards, especially in the truck and van segments, is important to our customers so they can be confident that our products provide the value they need," said Ed Peper, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. "We understand the importance of lifecycle costs to our customers, and are committed to providing great products that meet their business needs and benefit their bottom line."
To determine Best Fleet Value in America award recipients, Vincentric measured eight cost factors for more than 2,700 vehicle configurations in the 2012 model year, including: depreciation, fuel, insurance, opportunity cost, financing, maintenance, taxes and state fees, and repairs. These costs were integrated with the Vincentric Fleet Price, which estimates the acquisition cost for each vehicle in the study. With 20 different mileage/lifecycle timeframe scenarios used in each of the 50 states, including Washington D.C., the resulting 21 million-plus lifecycle cost measurements were then reviewed to determine the winning vehicles.
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Further information regarding all of the winners of Vincentric Best Value in America awards for the 2012 model year and Vincentric's methodology is available at www.vincentric.com.