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March 16, 2017 - News

Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

February 22, 2017 - News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

February 10, 2017 - News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

November 21, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

September 22, 2016 - News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

September 8, 2016 - News

Truck and Van News: New Vehicle Details for 2017 and Beyond

A number of companies have announced new details for their 2017 models, including the GMC Canyon and Ram ProMaster. Mercedes-Benz also unveiled a new concept cargo van in Germany.

September 7, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

August 30, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Van Ship-Thru Starts Oct. 1

Auto Truck Group's new facility will be located in Summerville, S.C. seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz van plant. The new service center is expected to be operational by Oct. 1.

August 11, 2016 - News

Truck and Van News: Ford Super Duty Ships Out, Sprinter Worker Lineup Expanded

Among the top news of the past few weeks, Ram recalls many of its heavy-duty trucks, Ford began shipping 2017 Super Duty Pickups, and Mercedes-Benz announced additional configurations for its Sprinter Worker Lineup.

August 3, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Expands Sprinter Worker Lineup

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its Sprinter Worker lineup with additional chassis, engine, and body configurations geared toward the contracting, delivery and transportation service industries.

August 3, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker Cuts $3,000 from Price

Mercedes-Benz USA will offer a Metris Worker cargo van for about $3,000 less than its regular model as a more affordable option that's especially targeted at smaller fleets, the company has announced.

July 27, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Breaks Ground on $500M Van Plant

Mercedes-Benz will shift production of vans it sells in the U.S. and Canada to North Charleston, S.C., by the end of the decade with a plant that nearly triples its existing manufacturing footprint.

July 27, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Expands Van Offerings, Adds Ship-Thru

Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a turnkey “ship-thru” upfitting program for its Metris mid-size van and for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner full-size Sprinter vans. The OEM is also rolling out a value-priced Metris Worker model, as well as expanding its Worker lineup for the Sprinter.

June 20, 2016 - News

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

April 1, 2016 - News

Ranger Design Distributor Named Master Upfitter

Ranger Design Inc.'s distributor, Kodiak Upfitters LLC, has been granted the status of Master Upfitter 2015-2016 by Daimler Vans/Mercedes-Benz America.

March 17, 2016 - News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

March 17, 2016 - News

Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

March 15, 2016 - News

3 Million Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Delivered in 20 Years

Since its launch in 1995, Mercedes-Benz vans delivered 3 million units to customers, with sales rising 4% in its 20th year and approximately 28,600 units delivered to the U.S.

February 11, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Offers Sprinter Worker Model, Leasing Program

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.

January 28, 2016 - News

Automatic Braking Cutting Rear-End Crashes

A new IIHS study finds that forward collision warning systems that include automatic emergency braking cut rear-end crash rates by 39%.

October 16, 2015 - Article

Cargo Vans: Prosperity as a Problem

‘We’re selling everything we can build,’ manufacturers say as they boost production, and they see no letup.

October 8, 2015 - News

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

October 2, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Revamps Van Upfitting Program

Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.

August 26, 2015 - Article

Mercedes-Benz Launches 2016 Metris Mid-Size Van

Available as a cargo or passenger van, the new 2016-MY mid-size van will be focused on vocational and fleet markets. It will be available with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with 7-speed automatic transmission.

June 4, 2015 - News

Mercedes Predicts Fleet Niches for Metris Van

At an event held in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., Mercedes-Benz outlined product plans and market niches for its new midsize van.

June 2, 2015 - News

Sprinter 2500 and 3500 Vans Recalled for Oil Leaks

The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.

March 27, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 Goes Off-Road

The Bobit fleet team traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test. (Photo gallery.)

March 10, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Super High Roof Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz will begin offering two new variants of its full-size Sprinter van for the 2015 model year, including a super high roof model and a Super Single heavy duty model.

March 6, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

March 4, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out Mid-Sized Metris Van

Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.

March 4, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Plug-In Hybrid Concept Van

Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept Vision e Plug-in Hybrid Concept minivan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

January 20, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Midsize Van to Debut at Work Truck Show

Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2016 Metris mid-size van at the Work Truck Show on March 4, prior to offering the commercial vehicle for sale in the U.S. in the fall, show producer NTEA has announced.

January 12, 2015 - Article

Test Drive: Sprinter 4x4s Traverse Rough Terrain

Most customers won't need a full-size van with this kind of off road capability, but for those who do, the Sprinter proves it can handle rough terrain.

December 19, 2014 - News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall affects more than 8,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

November 4, 2014 - Article

The Reinvigorated Cargo Van Market

Many product choices means there’s a roomy truck for every hauling and delivery need.

November 1, 2014 - News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

October 29, 2014 - News

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'

A smaller and more economical diesel powertrain, new styling and safety features, and optional on-demand four-wheel drive are among features of 2015 Sprinter models.

September 25, 2014 - News

Mid-Size Mercedes-Benz Van Arriving in Late 2015

Following on the success of the Sprinter van in the U.S. market, Daimler plans to introduce a mid-size van sometime next year. The van made its debut in Berlin, Germany, in late July, but Daimler execs were coy on an actual release date for the American version of the van, saying only that it would be introduced in the fall 2015 in a MY 2016 designation.

July 30, 2014 - News

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works.

July 8, 2014 - Article

Cox Looks to Sprinter & Hybrid Vans for Better MPG

Replacing more than 1,500 vans with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has helped the media company achieve an 85-percent increase in miles per gallon.

March 6, 2014 - News

Mercedes-Benz to Sell Sprinter 4x4 in U.S.

Mercedes-Benz will offer the four-wheel drive version of its Sprinter full-size van in the U.S. in early 2015, following its initial introduction in Europe, the automaker has announced.

December 6, 2013 - News

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Sprinter 4x4 In Europe

As a crewbus or minibus the Sprinter 4x4 is able to transport hotel guests to snow-covered resorts in the Alps, but it can also deliver below the mountains as well.

November 12, 2013 - News

Mercedes-Benz Considers Vito Van for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito panel van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet.

September 18, 2013 - News

New Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Effective Nov. 1, 2013, Jörg Zürn will become Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans. He will succeed Dr. Sascha Paasche, who will be retiring on January 1, 2014, after 25 years of service to Daimler.

June 26, 2013 - Article

Sprinter Puts Safety in the Driver's Seat

The MY-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features a number of safety improvements, including crosswind assist, updated styling, and improved handling.

May 14, 2013 - News

2014 Sprinter Van Gets Fresh Styling, Powertrain, Safety Features

Mercedes-Benz executives picked Düsseldorf, Germany, the source of the Sprinter van, to present their extensively revised 2014 model for North America. It gets fresh styling, a new diesel and automatic transmission, and more accident-avoidance features.

May 7, 2013 - News

Mercedes Says 2014 Sprinter Van to Come Standard With Four-Cylinder Diesel Engine

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new 2014-MY Sprinter Van, which the automaker said has a new design, is more economical, and more environmentally friendly. The company said this redesign comes after seven years of the current-generation Sprinter.

March 13, 2013 - News

Sprinter Adds More Utility for 2013 with Fixed Payment Leasing & Service Product

Sprinter Care Lease, a fixed‐payment, comprehensive leasing and maintenance package, is now available from authorized Mercedes‐Benz and Freightliner dealers in the United States selling Sprinter Vans.

February 15, 2013 - News

Kitchens on Wheels Tapped as Sprinter Vans Official Food Truck Upfitter

Kitchens on Wheels has been named an approved food truck upfitter for the Sprinter by Daimler Vans.

October 25, 2012 - Article

Mercedes-Benz Showcases a Smorgasbord of Sprinters

Demonstrating its ability to fulfill the needs of a variety of businesses, at a recent media event in Chicago, the automaker invited several of its upfitters to display the many different faces of the Sprinter.

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