Automakers tease everything these days, including their new commercial vehicles. Today Mercedes-Benz issued the above teaser, previewing its next Sprinter commercial van design.
It’s hardly sexy to look at, but certainly does give us a glimpse at what is to come. Commercial buyers will be more interested in the content of the new Sprinter, which is confirmed to arrive in more variants to offer tradespeople more flexibility. The new Sprinter is also expected to pack in more technology, including some of Mercedes’ driver aides.
From a design perspective, the new Sprinter is adopting a variant of Mercedes’ latest design theme. This means the lamps are thinner and the grille more prominent. The same, awkward looking body reside behind that new front clip.
Commercial customers will also be pleased to find out that the new Sprinter van will be fully assembled in the U.S. Stateside assembly will eliminate the strange assemble, disassemble, reassemble process Daimler currently deploys on today’s Sprinter to avoid import tariffs.
The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter series will go on-sale in Europe early next year, with other markets to follow by the end of 2018.