New milestone for Mercedes-Benz Vans in Russia, the number one of the international transporter brands. In 2014 a record figure of 6600 vehicles were sold which makes the Sprinter Classic the most popular Mercedes-Benz van in Russia.
Just one and a half years after the start of production in September 2013, the 10,000th Sprinter Classic has rolled off the assembly line in Nischni Nowgorod.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic is produced in Russia under licence by partner company GAZ. Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested in production facilities and sales activities in connection with this partnership to the tune of 100 million euros. Over 40% of the vehicle’s value is currently produced in Russia. The local production set-up has created around 1000 new jobs in Nischni Nowgorod and at the engine factory in Jaroslawl.
The Sprinter Classic is a robust vehicle featuring a state-of-the-art drivetrain, highly advanced electrics/electronics architecture and a multiplicity of safety systems. As such, it offers a reliable and attractively priced means of transport for all types of business needs. The Sprinter Classic is fitted with the state-of-the-art, high-performance OM646 engine, which is built in Jaroslawl. Right from the basic model, the vehicle features the Electronic Stability Program ADAPTIVE ESP, ABS and ASR as standard, setting safety benchmarks in this segment in Russia.
In 2015 the transporter celebrates its 20th anniversary. By now the Spinter is on the road in more than 130 countries in various types and hence an essential pillar in the global growth strategy “Vans goes global” of Mercedes-Benz Vans, which has consistently internationalized the business and tapped additional earnings potential in the new growth markets.