Business Car Awards 2017 – The Winners

audi-a4-saloon-2.0tds-line-s-tronic-frontSignature Car Hire London has always been renowned for supplying quality hire cars to individuals for both personal and business needs; whether that is on a self-drive hire basis or with their executive chauffeur driver, and so we were delighted to see a selection of the cars we have had on fleet as luxury and affordable hire cars featured amongst the nominees and winners at the 2017 BusinessCars Awards ceremony.

A great choice for a long term rental car, the Audi A4 is a premium hire car without the price tag. Nominated as a ‘Best Premium Car’ at the Awards, this car combines premium design with practicality. Lighter, more agile and spacious than its predecessor, this car boast technical innovations that are driver focussed, making any car hire experience comfortable and spacious whether it is for personal or business needs.

Signature has always been renowned for its impressive array of luxury 4×4 hire cars, and with demand growing more compact SUVs entered our fleet, including the popular Audi Q5 which was nominated as ‘Best mid-sized SUV’ and ‘Best New Company Car of the Year’ at the award ceremony at the Park Plaza Riverbank in London.

We were delighted to see a Range Rover make the short list as ‘Best Large SUV’ and ‘Best New Company Car of the Year’, but would have selected the Vogue or Sport as a top picks for best large SUV.

The Mercedes E Class was nominated as ‘Best Executive Car’ and the Mercedes C-Class won the ‘Best Premium Car’, while Mercedes S-Class was named as ‘Best Luxury Car’.

mercedes-new-s-class-S500-AMG-LWB-Hybrid-front-side-aspectBoth the E Class and S Class were praised for their levels of comfort, technological features and competitive monthly running costs, especially important for companies like Signature who have a chauffeur car hire division. The S-Class in particular was singled out for its luxurious – and unrivalled – interior; all reasons why Signature Chauffeuring selects Mercedes as part of their core range of chauffeur driven executive cars in London.

Founder and CEO of Signature Car Hire, Dee Bhatia commented, “I wholeheartedly agree with the results of the BusinessCar awards. I heavily invest in my fleet, and our most popular cars are the Mercedes C-Class and S-Class which offer unrivalled quality at cost effective prices, which is important in the competitive chauffeur hire industry. I will continue to invest in Mercedes vehicles for my self-drive hire car and chauffeur hire fleet and I am sure Mercedes-Benz will continue to win prestigious awards like this. Well done Mercedes!”

Head of Fleet of Mercedes-Benz Cars UK, Rob East, commented: “Both the C-Class and S-Class are perfect examples of what Mercedes-Benz does best, combining unbeatable comfort with competitive running costs, plus excellent interior quality. It’s great to see these strengths being recognised by key members of the Fleet industry.”

Debbie Wood, BusinessCar’s editor, also commented: “In terms of comfort, tech and efficiencies, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sets a very high bar in the premium car sector and its strong residual value means it makes a great deal of sense on paper too.”

“Meanwhile, the S-Class, fresh from a midlife facelift, remains the sector’s car of choice. It’s well connected in every sense, and supremely comfortable and safe too. Both cars proved hugely popular with our judges this year, and when it comes to luxury, Mercedes-Benz continues to be the manufacturer to beat.”

Signature continues to deliver a first class self-drive car hire and chauffeur car hire service in London and the UK. To maintain a position as a leading London chauffeur company, Signature believes in offering not only an unrivaled service but a fleet of exceptional and comfortable luxury business cars.