Record Q1 for Mercedes Sprinter

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Mercedes-Benz has reported the most successful first quarter ever for its Sprinter large van.


Orders from fleet customers were a key driver of strong demand for Sprinter.

From January through March, Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered approximately 45,000 Sprinter units globally – up around 10% year on year.

Strong growth was seen in the core EU30 region (which rose 12%), in particular in Germany (15%) and the United Kingdom (10%).

Orders from fleet customers and other large customers were a key driver of strong demand for the Sprinter also in the first quarter of 2017. This included Europcar, which took delivery in March of the first vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans from a major order for over 2,100 vehicles in the year 2017, including the Sprinter.

Mercedes added that this summer will also bring an additional equipment package for the Sprinter while in the future the future, the large van will be fully connected and also available as a battery-electric version. By the end of 2020, Hermes Germany plans to deploy 1,500 Mercedes-Benz electric Sprinter and Vito vans in urban areas all over Germany.

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.