The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter continues to be a source of pride and celebration for Mercedes-Benz Argentina and, shortly after having reached 400,000 units produced at the Virrey del Pino plant in Buenos Aires, the utility vehicle also achieved another record: with 5,980 units delivered, 2023 became the year in which it achieved the highest number of sales in its entire history.
The almost 6,000 patented units made it once again the undisputed leader in its segment and also represent an increase of 17% over the volume sold in 2022. With 27 years of experience, the Sprinter is the local product that offers the largest number of versions between combi, chassis and van; Furthermore, it is the only one of its kind manufactured in Argentina. Today it is exported to countries in the region and the United States.
Produced at the Juan Manuel Fangio Industrial Center since 1996, the current third generation was launched in 2019, standing out for its equipment, comfort, safety and versatility, recently incorporating the new OM654 engine – with options of 114, 143 and 170 HP, with less fuel consumption and a notable reduction in polluting emissions.
In this regard, Manuel Mantilla, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Argentina, stated: “Achieving the historical sales record of the Sprinter fills each of us who are part of the Mercedes-Benz Argentina team with pride. Furthermore, in 2023, we will reach 400,000 Sprinter units produced in our factory. Furthermore, the Sprinter is so reliable that we now offer it with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty.”
This milestone also occurred within the framework of the 72nd anniversary of the company's arrival in the country, with the Virrey del Pino plant being the first factory installed outside of Germany and from where some of its most iconic trucks and buses came out.