The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is soon going to be made available for the world to feast their eyes upon, but for now interior images of the third generation Sprinter will satisfy.
New photo’s of the Sprinter’s interior have been released and the first noticeable difference is the large Mercedes Pro touchscreen on the centre console. This gives the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter capability to join the Internet of Things for the first time with the central, intelligent infotainment system and new telematics designed to make it easier for fleet operators to communicate with drivers and manage fleets.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features their new adVANce future initiative which includes new telematics and connectivity solutions such as including USB ports and a built-in Wi-Fi system.
The Mercedes Pro digital communications module allows fleet managers to monitor everything from vehicle status & logistics, fleet communications, accident recovery, maintenance management, digital vehicle log through the web and traffic navigation. An example being that drivers can be informed of any changes to deliveries or pick-up times in real time allowing them to be more efficient.
Mercedes haven’t yet revealed any more details about the body sizes available for the vehicle or the different powertrain specifications but it is said the new Sprinter will feature highly customizable cargo solutions and body variants that go beyond different bodies, wheelbases and load heights.
The full reveal of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is set for February, with production to begin in Spring 2018.
Mercedes says it plans to release electrified versions of all its commercial vans in the coming years, including an electric-powered version dubbed the eSprinter in 2019 and the eVito, which is now available for ordering, with availability in the second half of 2018.
The company plans to launch a fleet of 1,500 electric-powered vans with logistics company Hermes as part of a pilot project delivering parcels in Hamburg and Stuttgart early next year.