Mercedes-Benz Vans is currently testing a new concept for a new sales channel. A few days ago, Daimler announced that it just launched the pilot of an online sales platform for the Mercedes-Benz Citan in the Netherlands. The three-pointed star marque is working in cooperation with a local network from the location. According to the press release of the company, the move is to integrate speed and efficiency in reaching out its products to customers—things that affect the purchasing decisions of buyers. The company uses www.besteleenbestelwagen.nl as an online platform for the new project. With the new platform, customers can now purchase from the limited number of vans offered by Mercedes online. When the purchase is made, all… Continue Reading »
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Mercedes-Benz USA just released its sales report for the month of March. According to the press release of company, it sold 28,164 luxury vehicles in the month that just ended. The figures tally up for a total of 75,769 for the first quarter of the year. Overall, the first quarter Mercedes-Benz USA sales went down by three percent compared to the same period in 2015. Outside the luxury car and SUV variants of Mercedes, the Smart brand was able to sell 479 units. Mercedes vans displayed record sales of 3,072 in March showing an increase of 29.1 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. Including the mentioned segments, sales of MBUSA sum up to 31,715 last month…. Continue Reading »
Aftermarket tuning specialist Iglhaut recently announced its plan to release a new package for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. According to to tuner, it will be transforming the van into an “extreme terrain vehicle”. Iglhaut stated that it will equip the auto with a permanent all-wheel-drive system coupled with three locking differentials, higher suspension, and underbody protection. Also seen in the photos of the V-Class released by the company are large off-road wheels, roof rack, brush guard, vehicle snorkel, and rocker bars. It looks like it is definitely built for very bumpy and flooded terrains. The ground clearance of the planned Iglhaut Mercedes V-Class offers a ground clearance of around 11 inches. In… Continue Reading »
It seems the new recall of Mercedes-Benz, which was announced a few days ago, does not only cover the E-Class, M-Class, and GLK-Class ranges as we reported earlier. According to Reuters Canada, even the commercial vans of the three-pointed star brand were affected. The report said Mercedes-Benz is recalling 8,729 of its Sprinter vans in the United States. The figure is in addition to the 4,871 sedans and SUVs, which were subject for recall following the recent probe of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Potential Oil Leak Detected by NHTSA Based from the source, NHTSA cited similar concerns over a potential oil leak in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The MB vans that were affected by the… Continue Reading »
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 »
According to a report on Bloomberg, Daimler is in talks with Renault on a possible cooperation for a new large van model, yet another instance of the existing pact between the two automakers. A Daimler spokeswoman, Uta Leitner, has confirmed from Stuttgart that there are discussions with Renault, but that these are “early talks.” Raluca Barb, speaking for Renault, has also confirmed that there have been talks, and she added that there are still decisions to make, particularly where production sites are concerned. The 2010 partnership with Renault-Nissan has unfolded quite nicely, and we have that to thank for new models such as the Citan delivery van and the Kangoo…. Continue Reading »
With a name derived from “city” and “titan”, you could expect this van to be the next big thing in city driving. The new van is said to have different versions, diesel, electric, and petrol. It will also be available in different lengths and weights and with a body ranging from crewbus to panelvan. Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes Vans said, “We will take advantage of the trend toward city vans.” The company also said that they want this van to be suited to the variety of commercial applications. Quality plus function is equal to Mercedes Citan.