Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled their first details of the new Sprinter, showing off the new look with a design sketch as part of North America’s largest commercial vehicle show in Atlanta.
New features include the comprehensive introduction of driving assistance systems and connectivity services in combination with new telematics, which supports efficiency for vehicle and fleet management.
The new Sprinter can be precisely adapted to individual transport and sector requirements due to the extended range of variants.
The market launch will commence in Europe in the first half of 2018, with the other markets to follow. Further details of the vehicle will be announced in the coming months.
“We want to do more than just build the best vehicles. We want to offer the most suitable mobility solution for every sector and for every transport assignment. And that is precisely our focus with the upcoming Sprinter generation as an overall system solution,” Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said. “It also goes without saying that the new edition of our iconic van possesses the classical attributes of reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness.”
With a growth rate of around ten percent from January to March 2017 compared to the same period last year, the Sprinter achieved the most successful first quarter performance in its more than 20-year history. Likewise, in the first half of 2017 the Sprinter was able to break a new record: In total, sales increased to about 96,200 units (previous year 95,100).