Hovering in the market since 1995, the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has continued its success story for one more year as started the production on July 1, 2013.
Just to be more specific, between July 2013 and the end of May 2014, the German automaker sold around 134.000 units (previous year 116.000) of the new model in Europe and North America alone, which concludes to a 15% increase in the sales. The markets of UK, USA and Germany had also seen an increment of over 30%.
However, the German plants for Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde are producing 700 and 200 vehicles each day respectively. The Sprinter is sold in more 130 countries worldwide; 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.”
The Star automaker had invested €300 million in the new Sprinter, we mean the equipments and such.
“Because the New Sprinter is our most important product and production project of the coming years, we correspondingly made our locations fit for the future,” says Frank Klein, Head of Production Mercedes-Benz Vans. “The investments are paying off each and every day, because only top-quality vehicles roll off the assembly lines at our plants in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde. I would particularly like to thank our teams at the two plants, since their commitment and hard work are making this high production load possible. Moreover, a glance at our full order books lets us look forward to the second half of 2014.”