One year after the start of production on July 1, 2013, the Sprinter continues to be the Number 1 large van in the segment for vehicles weighing around 3.5 tons.
Between July 2013 and the end of May 2014, Mercedes-Benz Vans sold around 134.000 units (previous year 116.000) of the new model in Europe and North America alone. This translates into a sales increase of 15%, compared to the same period of the previous years.
The biggest sales market is Germany, followed by the U.S. and the UK. Due to the high demand, Daimler’s van division has correspondingly increased the vehicle output at its two German production plants, Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde. More than 700 vehicles are currently rolling off the assembly line in Düsseldorf each day, while the plant in Ludwigsfelde produces over 200 vans. The Sprinter is sold in over 130 countries worldwide and more than 75% of the vehicles are exported.
”Last year, our new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter once again raised the bar for the van sector,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. ”The new Sprinter is unmatched with regard to safety, efficiency, and quality, and it is still the pioneer in the large vans segment. Our customers appreciate the Sprinter. The high demand shows that we have the best van on the market.”
Mercedes-Benz Vans invested about €300 million in the new Sprinter.
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