Mercedes-Benz James Cook Voted Camper Van Of The Year 2006
In a recent poll conducted by "promobil" magazine, the Mercedes-Benz James Cook was voted "Camper Van of the Year 2006" by the publication's readers.
Edging out 282 competitors, the James Cook took top honors in both the best camper van over EUR 40,000 and the overall categories, earning 56% of the approximately 20,000 votes tallied. Since its inception in 1995, the James Cook has been honored with the award twelve consecutive times.
Other Mercedes models who made promobil's camper van "best of" list included the Mercedes Sprinter-based La Strada Regent and the Mercedes Marco Polo, both of which earned the third spot in their respective categories.
For more info on the Camper Van of the Year polls, you can find the full details in the press release below.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
James Cook: the undisputed No. 1
- Winner in its category twelve times in a row
- Record number of votes from a field of 282 camper vans
- Mercedes-Benz camper vans scoop other podium places
Stuttgart, Apr 06, 2006
The 2006 polls got off to a flying start for the Mercedes-Benz recreational vehicles. The James Cook camper van came away with an absolute majority in its category as part of the readers’ poll for the Camper Van of the Year 2006 organised by “promobil” magazine: bagging exactly 56 percent of the votes, the tried-and-trusted classic camper van is the undisputed No. 1 in the camper van over EUR 40,000 category. At the same time the James Cook comfortably notched up the best individual result of all the 282 camper vans in the poll that attracted 20,000 readers. And to top it all, the James Cook improved on the impressive 54.8 percent of votes it received last year. The timeless classic is accustomed to success: since its premiere in 1995 the James Cook has now consistently scooped top spot in 12 consecutive polls, continuing the winning streak of the previous model.
A handful of other top slots
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter once again proved its remarkable position as the basic platform for top-end camper vans, accounting for 11 out of the 18 camper vans registered in the same class as the James Cook. The third place awarded to the Sprinter-based La Strada Regent is also testimony to this magnificent achievement.
Further podium places add to the honours lavished on the Mercedes-Benz camper vans. Readers awarded third place to the compact Mercedes Benz Marco Polo in the camper van up to EUR 40,000 category. Runner-up and third place in the integrated camper van over EUR 100,000 category went to the Hymermobil S Class and the Carthago Opus, two luxury-class camper vans based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter aimed at high-end recreational vehicle owners.
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