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2018 Mercedes-Benz Vans Sprint MB to Record Sales in US

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
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2018 Mercedes-Benz vans raised the sale unit floor with U.S. consumers last year.

Mercedes-Benz reportedly closed out 2018 with its best-ever yearly volume of 38,187 vans sold. This is a 9.1-percent jump from the previous year.

“We are pleased with our record-breaking year for Mercedes-Benz Vans in 2018,” said Robert Veit, Vice President and Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “We look forward to further momentum with our new Sprinter that launched this past year.”

This new Sprinter plant opened in North Charleston, SC around Sept. 2018, offering a part-by-part production facility, body shop, paint shop, and final assembly. It expects to employ nearly 1,300 team members by the close of 2020. Its launch was timely, as the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter was joining the U.S. market lineup with its own series of updates.

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A sprint to the finish

The new Sprinter complements its van lineup of the 1500, 2500, Crew, and Passenger vans with a new four-cylinder gas engine. It offers modern safety features like Active Lane Assist, Active Brake Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Assist, and 360 Degree Cameras. Its Mercedes-Benz User Experience touchscreen provides intelligent voice control and available wireless charging and navigation.

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Mercedes-Benz plans to sell a 15 seater as well as a 4500 model with increased payload capacity. It will also feature flexible storage space and an interior roof rack and shelf.

News to come

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will be getting a sneak peek at the future with Mercedes-Benz Vans headlining the show in January. Expect to hear updates in regards to the electric trucks and connected and automated driving.

With a strong finish in 2018, we are certain that Mercedes-Benz has a lot more to come, so keep it right here for the latest.