MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER OUTPERFORMS ENTIRE UK MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET IN APRIL

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has outperformed the entire UK motor vehicle market in terms of registrations in April 2020, according to figures published today by the SMMT.

This is the first time a van has outsold the most popular passenger car in a single month since June 1990, when the Transit had higher registrations than the Escort.

With 814 units registered, Sprinter had a 24% share of the LCV market in April, more than doubling the sales of the next highest selling van.

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, said: “Last month, we had a record high market share of 35%; for us, this has always been about business as usual, as safely as we can, working alongside the van community to keep them moving when they needed us the most.

“An incredible 97% of Vans Dealer groups remained open for key workers and industries in April, and all but four Dealers registered vans in the month when most of our competitors were shut – a remarkable achievement.

“In terms of the hard-working workshops across the Network, labour hours have been record-breaking for every month this year, topping the previous year without fail, which has meant we have been able to ensure our customers remain on the road and doing the important jobs that keep the country moving.” 

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About Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd:

Mercedes-Benz has been at the forefront of commercial vehicle innovation for over 120 years. From delivering the world’s first motorised van in 1896, through to the emissions-free, shape-shifting, drone-compatible Vision URBANETIC vehicles of the future, the Brand constantly drives change to keep businesses and lives moving.

Today, Mercedes-Benz Vans offers an award-winning range of cargo and people-carrying vehicles, focused on flexibility, safety, on-board technology and reliability; the small-sized Citan, versatile mid-sized Vito, the mighty Sprinter large van and chassis, and the premium X-Class pickup, as well as helping businesses of all shapes and sizes go electric with the eVito and eSprinter.

Mercedes-Benz Vans is transforming from a vehicle manufacturer, to a provider of holistic transportation and mobility solutions, and offers range of services to keep businesses moving, including free MobiloVan roadside assistance, convenient Service Care plans, funding via Mercedes-Benz Finance, Mercedes PRO connect in-built telematics, and MBUX, the world’s first voice assistant in a van.

The nationwide, round-the-clock, dedicated Dealer network is made up of 110 sites, and more than 4,000 colleagues, with the team at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Head Office averaging more than 10 years direct experience with the Brand. Partnering with more than 7,000 customers, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has customer relationships going back as far as 1974, with hundreds of new customers joining the Brand each year.

For more information about Mercedes-Benz Vans, please visit www.mbvans.co.uk.

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Caroline Burnell
07876 217056

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