Audi A8L honoured in Chauffeur industry awards

The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2011 has awarded the Audi A8L TDi as the best in its class on behalf of the UK’s chauffeur industry. Judges were faced with the ultimate challenge as the £50,000 to £100,000 category of the awards shortlisted both the Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series for the crown. Both cars offer 
specially designed chauffeur programmes along with true quality and space. Ultimately, the Audi Quattro system gave the vehicle extra points and was awarded as The Chauffeur Car of the Year 2011. The Audi A8L was judged against other vehicles in the same price bracket such as the Lexus LS600hL and Jaguar XJL. In 2010, the BMW 730Ld took the prestigious award. Paul Gibson, editor of thechauffeur.com commented; “We had an incredible challenge on our hands this year deciding the winner of this category. The A8 simply offers chauffeurs the whole package – a great chauffeur programme, massive amount of luggage and passenger space and outstanding fuel economy.’ He added; “As many chauffeur businesses suffered during the snowy weather over the last few years, the quattro system makes sure that the wheels continue to turn, when other 
companies may find themselves stranded. This is what set the A8 apart from its competitors in this 
category.’ The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards are run by industry online magazine www.thechauffeur.com were launched in 2005. The awards set out to discover and crown the best vehicles to suit the hire and reward chauffeur market in the UK in a number of categories. Other categories in The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards saw the Hyundai i800 Automatic and BMW 5GT both recognised as best in their class. Source: The Argus Don’t receive our FREE Email Newsletter? Subscribe...

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BMW 5GT crowned in Chauffeur industry awards

Judges at The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2011 have recognised the BMW 5GT as the best in its class in this year’s competition. The awards, decided by chauffeurs, concluded the attractive chauffeur programme on offer to the industry and the high levels of luxury in the BMW 5GT puts it ahead of its compeititors in the £50,000 and under Category. The 5GT was judged against other vehicles in the same price bracket such as the Audi A6, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class which was awarded as the chauffeurs favourite in 2010. Paul Gibson, editor of thechauffeur.com commented; “The BMW 5GT represents amazing value for money for any chauffeur, especially with the programme on offer by the manufacturer.’ He added; “The vehicle offers the rear seat client almost the same comfort and space as the 7-Series range, whilst offering the chauffeur incredible MPG figures and adequate space for 
luggage. This is what set the 5GT apart from its competitors in the category.’ The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards are run by industry online magazine www.thechauffeur.com were launched in 2005. The awards set out to discover and crown the best vehicles to suit the hire and reward chauffeur market in the UK in a number of categories. Other categories in The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards saw the Hyundai i800 Automatic and Audi A8L both recognised as best in their class. Source: The Argus Don’t receive our FREE Email Newsletter? Subscribe...

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Hyundai i800 Auto recognised in awards

Just weeks after its launch into the marketplace, Judges at The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2011 have named the Hyundai i800 Automatic as the best MPV for the industry. In 2010, the Hyundai i800 won the award for the first time, and since then, chauffeurs have been calling for an automatic version as the vehicle already offered ample passenger and luggage space. Since the announcement, the industry has given the vehicle the thumbs-up and judges of the awards have recognised the vehicle as a class leader. The i800 fought off competition in the MPV category such as the Volkswagen Caravelle and Mercedes-Benz Viano and was crowned for its ability to carry up to eight passengers including luggage and special chauffeur discounts which were recently announced by the Korean manufacturer. Paul Gibson, editor of thechauffeur.com commented; “We made an unprecedented move this year by awarding a vehicle so soon after its launch into the marketplace. We know the industry has been calling for an Automatic version of the i800 since the manual version was introduced. He added; “Now, the with the chauffeur catered for in terms of specification, special prices for the industry, acres of luggage space and passenger comfort, we are delighted to give this award to the i800 Automatic.’ The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards are run by industry online magazine www.thechauffeur.com were launched in 2005. The awards set out to discover and crown the best vehicles to suit the hire and reward chauffeur market in the UK in a number of categories. Other categories in The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards saw the Audi A8 Long-wheelbase and BMW 5GT both recognised as best in their class. Don’t receive our FREE Email Newsletter? Subscribe...

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Best Chauffeur vehicles have been crowned
Sep23

Best Chauffeur vehicles have been crowned

The winners of The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2011 have been decided – but you’ll have to wait a little longer to see what cars have clinched the title. Almost twenty vehicles were shortlisted for the competition and only three have been crowned the winners in separate categories. Since 2005, Thechauffeur.com has set out to find the ultimate chauffeur vehicle for the industry and this year is no exception with all cars being judged for their suitability for the working chauffeur. Editor, Paul Gibson commented; “The awards are getting more difficult every year to judge. There are so many good offers now and manufacturers are constantly battling against each other to offer more value for money.” He added; “We have heavily concentrated on the offers available exclusively to the chauffeur industry – as thechauffeur.com has been campaigning since 2003 to get the market recognised.’ The winners of each section will be announced on 30th September...

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Nominees for The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2011

Below is a list of vehicles which have been nominated and will be judged for the 2011 awards. £50,000 and Below Category Skoda Superb Hatch – Tested Mercedes-Benz E220 CDi – Tested (2010 WINNER) Volvo S80 – Tested Jaguar XFS -Tested BMW 530d – Tested BMW 530d GT -Tested Infiniti M30d – Tested Audi A6 – Tested £50,000 to £100,000 Category Mercedes-Benz S350 CDi – NOT TESTED Jaguar XJL – Tested BMW 730Ld – Tested (2010 WINNER) Lexus LS600hL – Tested Volkswagen Phaeton – Tested Porsche Panamera – Tested Audi A8 L – Tested MPV Category Hyundai i800 – Tested (2010 WINNER) Mercedes-Benz Viano – Tested Volkswagen Caravelle –...

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Operators invited find best chauffeur vehicle
Jun22

Operators invited find best chauffeur vehicle

As The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2011 continue to be judged, the chauffeur industry is being invited to nominate the vehicles they want to see awarded. A total of 22 luxury vehicles have been nominated and the judges are putting the vehicles through a number of tests which will result in a total of four cars being awarded in separate categories. Now, thechauffeur.com which created the awards in 2005 has launched a dedicated online survey which allows chauffeurs to enter their opinions on the vehicles they operate. Sections such as build quality, economy, boot space, ride and comfort and pricing can all be marked. Last year, the winners of the awards were the Bentley Flying Spur, BMW 730Ld, Hyundai i800 and Mercedes-Benz...

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