MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced it has established its 100th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van dealership, bringing the total number of dealerships to 156 including the Freightliner Sprinter Van network.
“This milestone in the development of our sales and service network underscores our commitment to the U.S. market,” said Claus Tritt, General Manager of Commercial Vans for MBUSA. “True to our philosophy ‘The Best – or Nothing,’ we have been selective in our expansion of the commercial vehicle dealer body and will continue to appoint dealers in strategic locations to service the needs of our Sprinter customers.“
Sales of Sprinter Vans increased by 85.8 percent for the month of April, with sales of 1,115, bringing a year-to-date total of 3,764 (up 94.3 percent), the company stated in a news release covering its April sales figures.
Only last year, Mercedes-Benz USA began offering the Sprinter Van line through select Mercedes-Benz dealers. The Sprinter has been sold in the U.S. since 2001 by Freightliner.
The Sprinter Van line includes five models: Cargo Van, Passenger Van, MiniBus, Chassis Cab, and the new Crew Van. Both the cargo and passenger vans feature a side-door opening that’s 51 inches wide and 59 inches high, with a 71-inch height on high-roof versions. At the same time, their step-in height is 19.9 inches. The Shuttle Bus has a power-operated split-entry door and step that’s 38 inches wide.
All Sprinter Vans are equipped with a 3.0L V-6 diesel, five-speed automatic transmissions, and four-wheel disc brakes