First particulars on next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed

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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a long-time favourite for
industrial fleets all over the world, and the USA has
been the quantity two market behind Germany for dad or mum automaker,
Daimler. Forward of its launch subsequent yr, Mercedes-Benz at this time
took to the North American Industrial Car Present
in Atlanta to supply the primary particulars on the next-generation
Sprinter van.

Notably, the model launched a design sketch to function a
teaser to the manufacturing van’s design. For probably the most half, the
design appears to observe the
Imaginative and prescient Van idea’s design motif, and the headlights and
grille match
spy photographs of the next-generation Sprinter as nicely.
Mercedes-Benz says the Sprinter’s new design will embody
emotion and intelligence. Total, 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

new Charleston,
South Carolina, meeting plant. Sprinters bought within the
United States will likely be constructed on the all-new facility. Presently,

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 nicely.

Mercedes-Benz says to count on a serious leap ahead
in know-how, too. A set of driver help techniques will
be accessible with the brand new Sprinter and aspects from the model’s
“adVANce initiative” will assist implement new telematic techniques
to boost fleet administration capabilities.

The most important particulars, equivalent to powertrains and physique
types, have not been mentioned but, however Mercedes-Benz says the
vary of variants will likely be appreciable prolonged. Extra
info will arrive within the coming months. The
next-generation Sprinter will launch within the first half of 2018
in Europe, and different markets will observe shortly
thereafter.

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