L’argus Trophy 2023. Utility price of the year
Fifteen models are in competition to win the Utility of the Year 2023 title at the 30th edition of the L’argus Trophies. Most cars are powered by electricity.
Created in 1993 to award the Utility of the Year 1994 prize (awarded to the Opel Combo), the Trophées de The argument celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and it’s once again a well-stocked category that presents itself for professional vehicles. sign of the times, 10 out of 15 candidates are 100% electric. From vans to medium and large volume vans, including carriers, all categories are represented.
The models come from ten brands. We saw there the French labels with Citroën, Peugeot and Renault, playing the electric card for this edition with their ë-Jumper, e-Boxer, Kangoo Van E-Tech and Master E-Tech. The battery utility theme has also been fully exploited by Volkswagen, with the new ID. The Buzz Cargo is based solely on this mode of propulsion, unlike competitors who prefer dual thermal and electric offerings for the same model. This is the case of Fiat with its Doblo and Scudo, as well as Nissan with its Townstar. Finally, Ford E-Transit 2 t, Fuso Canter, Iveco Daily and Opel e-Movano complete this extensive list.
Who is competing for this Trophy and what are the voting criteria?
New generation models and new versions (engines and bodywork) marketed in the previous year (2022) compete for this Trophy. Cars that know the prices and service. The list of candidates is a complete selection made by the editorial staff of The argument.
|L’argus Trophy 2023. Category Utility of the year|
|Fiat Scudo EV|
|Ford E-Transit 2t|
|Renault Kangoo Van E-Tech|
|Renault Master E-Tech|
|VW ID. Buzz Cargo|
How is the vote organized?
The vote takes place in a step with a scoring grid that takes into account the following criteria: equipment (comfort and safety); ergonomics and life on board; holding cost and residual value. For electric versions, recharging and autonomy are also considered. The car that scores the most points across all of these items is the winner, and its name will be revealed on Trophy night on February 14, 2023.
The Utility Trophy 2023 jury
- Olivier Brabant (LCV recovery expert at L’argus)
- Damien Chalon (editor-in-chief of Fleet Log)
- Éric Deziter (ADA Location fleet director)
- Yoann Fernandes (data/market analyst at L’argus)
- Jean-Michel Gales (chief editor of Motorhome Magazine)
- Guillaume Geneste (VUL journalist, contributor to largus.fr)
- Marc Laurent (Director of Pricing and Values of ALD Automotive)
- François Loor (president of Durisotti SA)
- Grégory Pelletier (editorial director of The argument)
L’argus utility of the year awards
1994. Opel Combo
1998. Renault Kangoo
1999. Nissan Cabstar
2000. Iveco Daily
2002. Renault Traffic
2003. Ford Connect
2006. Nissan Navara King Cab
2007. Citroen Jumper
2008. Fiat Scudo
2010. Iveco Eco Daily
2012. Volkswagen Crafter
2013. Ford Transit Custom
2014.Ford Transit Connect
2015. Renault Traffic
2016. Citroen Berlingo
2017. Peugeot Expert
2018. Volkswagen Crafter
2019. Citroen Berlingo Van
2021. Citroën ë-Jumpy
2022. Renault Kangoo Van