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Mercedes-Benz hits major milestone

German truck manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has announced a major milestone in commercial vehicle sales for 2017, breaking its global van sales record.

According to Mercedes-Benz, van sales in 2017 were up by around 12 per cent to around 401,000 vehicles, including 2,306 vans sold in Australia.

According to statistics from the Truck Industry Council (TIC), Mercedes-Benz Vans were the highest selling brand in Australia in 2017, improving 13.4 per cent over its 2016 sales. 

“Our ‘ Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global’ growth strategy was very successful once again in 2017," said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

"Four consecutive record years represent an outstanding performance by our global team. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of them.

"We have great plans also for 2018: With the new Sprinter, the most important market launch in the van segment from our perspective is coming up soon. We will now open up the digital era in this segment with this new model.

"With the new Sprinter, we will provide exactly those solutions in the vehicle that will help our customers make their business more efficient in a connected world – in the form of hardware in the vehicle and with new, connected services.”

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