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How Mercedes-Benz’s high-end status affects sales of Sprinter vans in the US

Mercedes-Benz is a well-known luxury brand, and while the established brand name–as well as all the other stuff that comes with it–works well for marketing its passenger vehicles, it could sometimes present a problem for other areas of the automaker’s business. Take the Sprinter van, for example. The Sprinter is one of the best-selling commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, and it is seen as the go-to model for growing the commercial vehicles aspect of the company’s business in markets outside Germany and Europe. In the United States, though, sales are hampered by the brand’s high-end reputation. While Mercedes-Benz has been keen on introducing more affordable compact variants of its cars, like… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Wraps Up Successful 2013 Business Year

Mercedes-Benz Vans just concluded a very successful 2013 business year, with the division growing earnings by 16 percent overall, up to €631 million (around $870 million). This was despite volatile and ever-changing conditions in the various markets all through last year. Sales grew 7 percent from 252,400 in 2012 to 270,000 in the previous business year. Revenue also went up by 3 percent, from €9.07 billion ($12.5 billion) to €9.37 billion (around $12.92 billion). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) went up by 16 percent as well. A big factor was double-digit growth rates in key areas like China, Latin America, and Russia. Sales in China went up by 44 percent, with a… Continue Reading »

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620 Mercedes-Benz Vans Ordered by Avis Budget Group

The Avis Budget Group, a car rental company in Southern Europe, has just placed an order for a whopping 620 Mercedes-Benz Vans, which include orders for Vito, Viano, and Sprinter models. The breakdown involves 335 units going to Avis’ operations in Spain, 250 to Italy, and 35 to Portugal. “We will deploy our new rental vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans at the most important locations in Southern Europe – in particular at airports and large cities,” said Ramon Biarnes, who heads the Avis Budget Group’s Sales and Marketing in the three aforementioned countries. “The high standard of comfort and reliability of the vans from Mercedes-Benz testifies to our performance orientation at Avis.”… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Produces First Sprinter Class In Russia

Mercedes-Benz Vans recently celebrated a new milestone when the first Sprinter Classic van came out of the assembly line at the automotive facility located in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The milestone is connected with the “Vans Goes Global” strategy of Mercedes-Benz Vans, which collaborated with GAZ, the biggest van manufacturer in Russia. According to the Mercedes-Benz Vans head Volker Mornhinweg, the production of the Sprinter Classic is a major step for the company in Russia, which is considered an appealing market for growth. This allowed the company to lay the foundation in the market, which is important in the future. The Sprinter Classic also offers a vehicle that will meet the… Continue Reading »

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Production of New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Starts at Dusseldorf Facility

The first of the new Sprinter vans has just rolled off the assembly line at the Dusseldorf plant of Mercedes-Benz Vans, and this is seen as the start of something big for the brand and the division, as the company hopes that the class-leading van will continue its tradition of superb market performance. All this is after Mercedes-Benz infused €25 million (around $32.7 million) in investment money into its Dusseldorf and Ludwigsfelde. The Sprinter represents a key component of the Daimler division’s ‘Vans goes global’ strategy, which aims to make the business more global in scope and explore new growth markets. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an agile and versatile vehicle. The… Continue Reading »

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Britain’s Network Rail to Use Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL as Staff Shuttle

British rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has just ordered a couple of Mercedes-Benz Vito 7-seater minibuses that will serve as the shuttle for its concierge team from its Westwood Leadership Development Centre, located on the outskirts of Coventry, to the Tile Hill station and back. That journey will be made numerous times daily, and the efficiency of the electric vans will definitely provide an advantage. The decision to purchase Vito E-CELL units was arrived at after a full year of evaluation, which was headed by Network Rail’s National Delivery Service Business Support Manager Steve Duffy. Duffy said this all started when they dropped by the Mercedes-Benz area at the Commercial… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Win More Awards

It’s like Mercedes-Benz Vans just can’t help but bring home more awards from all over. After its wins in the Motoring Matters Awards and the Van Fleet Awards, a couple of the division’s offerings grabbed awards from a specialist jury at the 2013 Courier, Express and Parcel Services Van of the Year competition that’s hosted by the Stuttgart-based ETM-Verlag publishing company. The Mercedes-Benz Vito (113 CDI variant) took the win in the “Vans up to 3 tonnes” category, while the new Sprinter (316 BlueTEC) copped first place in the “Vans up to 3.5 tonnes” category, thereby affirming its class-leading status. Because of its Euro VI-compliant engines across all variants, the… Continue Reading »

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