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The inside story of the Original Pioneer

A pioneering advertorial feature from the New Sprinter


The inside story of the Original Pioneer

Safety, performance and economy are all key considerations when choosing a new vehicle for your fleet. But once those factors have been taken into account, the ultimate test is how your drivers feel when they sit down inside it. If they’re not comfortable, you can be sure they’ll make you feel pretty uncomfortable too.

So, having designed a vehicle that’s a class-leader in those areas which top the list for most fleet managers, Mercedes-Benz have made sure that the pioneering New Sprinter also pushes the boundaries of comfort and style – to satisfy the people who drive it as much as those who choose it for their fleet. 

Behind the – new, improved – wheel

For a van driver, the cab is their everyday working environment. Which means that the comfort, ergonomics and performance of the seat, steering wheel and dashboard are as important to them as an office chair, computer keyboard and monitor are to those working at a desk.

The New Sprinter addresses this with a standard steering wheel that adjusts for angle and height, as well as being comfortable and easy to grip. Four pairs of steering wheel buttons give access to on-board computer functions, radio volume control, telephone and the ASSYST Active Service System – so they can be operated with both hands on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road. But when the driver does need to glance at the dashboard, the instrument cluster has an easy-to-read pixel matrix display.

Combined with an ergonomically-shaped seat with individual adjustments, electric heating, and suspension options, and a gearshift lever ergonomically positioned on the centre console, the carefully designed interior means the driver can find the perfect driving position to stay alert and fit on even the longest journey. Which thanks to the optional Becker® MAP PILOT navigation system with the new-generation Audio 15 radio, will never be any longer than it needs to be.

Style and substance

Making drivers feel comfortable isn’t just about the vehicle’s interior. They also want to feel comfortable with its looks on the outside – because it reflects on them as well as on your business.

With that in mind, the New Sprinter has a new radiator grille and bumpers, and new headlight and tail light designs. In addition, a change to the front profile enhances the look of the van and – with the use of new deformable plastics – improves pedestrian safety.

Your drivers can also be comfortable that they have the right van for the job.

The huge number of Sprinter variants available means you can specify the perfect combination of wheelbases, body lengths, loading space heights, roof, weight, and engine variants to meet your specific application. In fact, the New Sprinter offers more variants than any other vehicle in its class.

Find out more for your fleet

Now you know the New Sprinter better inside and out, it’s clear that it’s a logical choice for your fleet and your drivers. They’ll enjoy its comfort and safety, and be more productive as a result. You’ll enjoy its impressive fuel economy, lower whole life costs and higher residual values. So from wherever you’re sitting, the New Sprinter looks like the right van for everyone.

To find out more about how the New Sprinter could fit your fleet and your budget, get in touch with our Fleet Business Centre here.

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