Mercedes teases new-look Sprinter

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Updated Sep 26, 2017
Skizze gibt Vorgeschmack auf künftige Designsprache: Mercedes-Benz Vans enthüllt erste Details zum neuen Sprinter
Mercedes-Benz Vans enthĂĽllt erste Details zum neuen Sprinter
Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals first details of the new Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Sunday offered its first glimpse of a refreshed Sprinter with a design sketch that teases a dramatic shift in the cargo-hauling workhorse’s exterior design.

New features, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg announced at the kickoff of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, include a comprehensive introduction of driving assistance systems and connectivity services along with new telematics. The new Sprinter can be more precisely adapted to individual transport and sector requirements thanks to a considerably extended range of variants.

The market launch will begin in Europe in the first half of next year, with the other markets to follow.

The new-look Sprinter will also usher in the company’s adVANce initiative, which aims at commercial mega-trends like digitalization and urbanization and a nearly $600 million investment toward the advancement of automation and robotics in vans by 2020.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected].