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Sprinter, Viano Win Big for Mercedes-Benz Vans in Motoring Matters Awards

Mercedes-Benz Vans took home two awards at the Motoring Matters Magazine Group Awards 2013 in Australia: the Sprinter was hailed as the Delivery Magazine Van of the Year, while the Viano won the Best People Mover category. The Australian publication Delivery Magazine‘s editorial staff judged the Sprinter the best van of the year thanks to overall quality coupled with performance and safety features. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Chris Mullet, noted that the Sprinter is “without doubt the safest van ever to be presented on the Australian market.” The safety of the van’s latest model is augmented by five new driver assistance systems aimed at reducing unwanted incidents and accidents on the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Grabs Awards in 2013 Van Fleet World Honours

Mercedes-Benz Vans scored two wins at the 2013 Van Fleet World Honours: the Sprinter took home the Best Large Van award, while the division scored the Safety Award. The Sprinter van, as well as the other candidates for the Best Large Van award, underwent rigorous testing. In addition, leasing companies’ evaluation on the vans’ service costs, resale value, and fuel consumption was also part of the final score. The Safety Award was given to Mercedes-Benz Vans, who also won it last year. The Sprinter is always at the forefront of van safety as well as driver assistance systems. The new Sprinter comes with five fresh assistance systems that are aimed… Continue Reading »

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Sales Highlight Performance Of The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been tearing up the market from the time it was introduced in 1995. Its popularity grew along with its sales. Sales of the van have reached 2.47 million units as it became the foundation of the growth of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Mercedes-Benz Vans Head Volker Mornhinweg said that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has set the standard in safety, quality and economy among large vans in the market. Its achievement shows that worldwide success can be attained even if one starts in small market segments. When it was initially introduced, the van was part of the market in between trucks and cars. The concept gained popularity in the German… Continue Reading »

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Meet the New and Improved Euro VI-Compliant Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The new model of the highly successful Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is out, and it comes with a number of improvements—not the least of which is compliance with upcoming Euro VI emissions standard, superb efficiency to the tune of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers, and a whole new suite of safety systems. Crosswind Assist comes standard across the model range, and this new safety system debuts along with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (optional), Blind Spot Assist (optional), Highbeam Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist. Mercedes-Benz is keen on keeping accident figures in the van segment down, and these new safety systems should help in that aspect. In addition to the new safety systems,… Continue Reading »

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Fujian Benz Opens Product Dev Center in China

Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation, a joint venture between Daimler and a number of Chinese partners that focus on van production, recently opened up a brand-new product development center in Fuzhou, China. Mercedes-Benz Vans chief Volker Mornhinweg noted that the opening of the facility is a significant milestone in the division’s growth strategy, dubbed ‘Vans goes global’. It took two years to complete construction of the center. “We have been producing the Vito and the Viano in China since 2010, and we also started manufacturing a bus version of the Sprinter in the Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation joint venture in 2011,” said Mornhinweg. He adds that production are to be supplemented… Continue Reading »

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Four Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Teams Join Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

The Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Team had a special guest as they went off to join the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. The Mercedes-Benz Vans head Volker Mornhinweg personally saw the team off and wished them success in the rallye. The team is represented by women employees of the luxury car manufacturer, craftswomen, and Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator. The women employees of Daimler went through a qualification process and have proven their off-road skills last year. Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator from Germany, is a highly-skilled driver and motor sports enthusiast. She will be driving in the event for the first time. Two winners of a magazine-sponsored… Continue Reading »

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Solid 2012 Figures for Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans had a good 2012. While the sales figures and revenues posted by the division was not quite equal to the 2011 numbers, last year was still good enough to be the third-best annual operating result. The 2012 sales were down 4% compared to 2011, with 252,400 units sold last year compared to 264,200 the year prior. As for revenue, it was at around $11.8 billion (€9,070 million), almost the same as 2011 revenue (€9,179 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is pegged at €541 million, a 35-percent drop from 2011’s €835 million. The high level of success is attributed to many factors, including the strategy dubbed “Vans goes… Continue Reading »

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