Utilimaster, a Spartan Motors company, debuted a new walk-in cargo van at The Work Truck Show 2020 in Indianapolis.
The Utilimaster Velocity M3, built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cab and chassis, combines the fuel efficiency, driver ergonomics, and safety provisions of a cargo van with the expansive space of a traditional cargo walk-in van.
“As innovators in fleet vehicle design and engineering, Utilimaster translates customer feedback alongside emerging transportation, infrastructure, and technological trends into innovative designs,” said Daryl Adams, president and CEO, Spartan Motors. “Our commitment to bringing these industry-leading products to market faster and more efficiently means we’re best positioned to meet the needs of our customers in the first-to-last-mile delivery segment, and beyond.”
Building upon advancements from the Utilimaster Reach — with a lighter body design, improved payload, better fuel efficiency, and maximized cargo space — the Velocity M3 design is punctuated with a game-changing automatic access system that opens, closes, and locks interior and exterior doors without keys or manual effort for unequaled ease and stop-by-stop efficiency gains.
The Velocity M3’s leading driver comfort and safety innovations include OEM comfort seating, collision mitigation, blind spot detection, and a 360-degree camera system with a high definition 9-inch display, and rear radar sensors. Additional security measures include three-door keyless access systems with wristband RFID activation, an automatic side door and bulkhead door closure feature, and an interior camera system.