The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a long-time favourite for
business fleets world wide, and the USA has
been the quantity two market behind Germany for father or mother automaker,
Daimler. Forward of its launch subsequent yr, Mercedes-Benz in the present day
took to the North American Industrial Car Present
in Atlanta to supply the primary particulars on the next-generation
Notably, the model launched a design sketch to function a
teaser to the manufacturing van’s design. For essentially the most half, the
design appears to comply with the
Imaginative and prescient Van idea’s design motif, and the headlights and
spy photographs of the next-generation Sprinter as properly.
Mercedes-Benz says the Sprinter’s new design will embody
emotion and intelligence. General, it is a extra streamlined and
fluid look than the present van’s frumpier seems to be.
The opposite large information surrounding the Sprinter is Mercedes-Benz’s
South Carolina, meeting plant. Sprinters bought within the
United States can be constructed on the all-new facility. At the moment,
because of the rooster tax, Daimler assembles the vans in
Germany, then disassembles them for cargo to the U.S. the place
they’re reassembled at a soon-to-be-defunct South
Carolina facility. The van will stay in manufacturing in Germany
for different markets as properly.
Mercedes-Benz says to count on a significant leap ahead
in know-how, too. A collection of driver help methods will
be out there with the brand new Sprinter and sides from the model’s
“adVANce initiative” will assist implement new telematic methods
to reinforce fleet administration capabilities.
The foremost particulars, similar to powertrains and physique
kinds, have not been mentioned but, however Mercedes-Benz says the
vary of variants can be appreciable prolonged. Extra
data will arrive within the coming months. The
next-generation Sprinter will launch within the first half of 2018
in Europe, and different markets will comply with shortly