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Mercedes-Benz launches new customer support program

A new program has been introduced by Mercedes-Benz Trucks to help its customers purchase new commercial vehicles with a 90-day repayment-free period.

The 'Drive Now, Pay Later' initiative from Mercedes-Benz Financial will allow customers to focus on their business and generate revenue without the anxiety of meeting repayments during this especially tough time of economic uncertainty for businesses.

Eligible customers can defer payments for two months, while Mercedes-Benz will pay the third monthly payment on their behalf it confirmed in a statement.

Terms and conditions apply to the offer, which is valid for on-highway models purchased before July 31.

The ‘Drive Now, Pay Later’ program comes in addition to a free Best Basic service plan offer that covers eligible new trucks for five years or 800,000km, whichever comes first, offering potential further savings for owner-operators and fleets.

Actros models also come with 12 months free access to MB Telematics, a locally-developed telematics program.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Director, Andrew Assimo, says the ‘Drive Now, Pay Later’ offer is designed to help customers get on with their business.

“The Mercedes-Benz Actros is well established as a truck that saves money every kilometre it travels with remarkable fuel efficiency, long service intervals and advanced safety technology,” he says.

“This offer represents another way that Mercedes-Benz Trucks can help our customers succeed in a difficult environment.”

Customers who purchase now may also qualify for the federal government’s Backing Business Investment stimulus package that offers instant asset write-offs or 50 per cent accelerated depreciation deductions for applicable purchases.

Mercedes-Benz Financial is also able to offer customers a range of financial truck ownership solutions including a popular program called Agility Guaranteed Buy-Back.

It guarantees the future value of the truck based on the selected term and kilometre allowance and means that when the agreement comes to end the customer has the option to trade-in, retain or return the truck to Mercedes-Benz Finance at the guaranteed future value amount.

Service plans, which were introduced in Australia by Mercedes-Benz Trucks back in 1979, give customers the assurance that their vehicles are serviced by factory-trained technicians using genuine parts and lubricants in order to remain in top condition.

Under the current service plan offer, customers also have the option of upgrading to the Complete Service Plan at a reduced rate

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