Tuesday, May 7, 2013

GM Leads the Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America Awards

DETROIT – General Motors won nine Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, the most of any manufacturer. Vincentric recognized 13 GM vehicles, including the Chevrolet Express cargo van, winner of the Best Fleet Value award for six consecutive years. 

GM Best Fleet Value winners:
·         Buick EncoreBase four-door utility front-wheel- drive, compact premium crossover
·         Buick Enclave – Convenience four-door utility front-wheel-drive, large premium crossover
·         Buick LaCrosse – Base four-door sedan front-wheel- drive, large premium sedan
·         Buick Verano – Base four-door sedan mid-size premium sedan
·         Chevrolet Spark – LS four-door hatchback at micro segment
·         Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana Cargo G1500 – standard-wheel base, full-size cargo van, 1/2 ton
·         Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana Passenger G3500 - standard-wheel base, full-size passenger van, 1 ton
·         Chevrolet Silverado/GMC  Sierra  2500HD Work Truck – regular cab, two-wheel-drive, long wheel base, four door, full-size 3/4-ton pickup
·         Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 3500HD Work Truck – regular cab two-wheel-drive, long wheel base, single-rear-wheel, full-size 1-ton pickup

“Along with the low depreciating Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans, four Buick vehicles were awarded this year,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric. “And when you add the Chevrolet Spark to the mix, it really illustrates GM’s vast range of fleet products.”

In its eighth year, the Vincentric Awards are used by fleet operators to understand vehicle lifecycle costs, a key part of the purchase process. 

“The Vincentric Awards are a great yearly measurement for fleet vehicles,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of Fleet and Commercial Sales. “This year demonstrates GM’s strength in not only the truck and van segments, but across our product portfolio. These awards are a testament of how we cater to the business needs of any customer – small or large.” 

To determine its 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. The lifecycle costs were measured in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., with more than 25 million lifecycle cost measurements used to determine the winning vehicles.

To find more information about the full vehicle portfolio, visit gmfleet.com, or for timely responses to fleet-related questions, join the GM Fleet and Commercial LinkedIn group.

For further information regarding all of the winners of Vincentric Best Value in America awards for the 2013 model year and the Vincentric methodology, go to www.vincentric.com.

About General Motors
General Motors Co. (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, Isuzu, 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.

About Vincentric
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, Volvo, 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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