Sprinter van

RICHARD TRUETT

How Sprinter dodges the chicken tax

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014
Daimler has devised a reasonably efficient system designed to avoid the "chicken tax." Between 66 and 74 Sprinter vans a day roll off the 17-station line five days a week in South Carolina. This after being built, then disassembled in Germany. The gyrations some automakers perform to avoid the 25 percent tariff seem wasteful and crazy....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Assembly redo: How Mercedes' Sprinter dodges chicken tax

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
A curious exercise in automobile manufacturing takes place daily inside the old, 350,000-square-foot Western Star truck plant here that is now owned by Daimler....
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Mercedes preps midsize cargo, passenger van for U.S.

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
Mercedes-Benz is using the giant Specialty Equipment Market Association show this week to preview a midsize van scheduled to arrive in North America in about a year....
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Mercedes-Benz adds 4wd, safety tech to Sprinter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, running true to form, is turning to safety and powertrain technology to keep the 2015 Sprinter van on fleet buyers' shopping lists as newly launched Ford and Ram entries heat up the full-size van segment....
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Daimler will shift some Sprinter production to North America from Germany

Oct. 21, 2014 17:51 CET
Daimler said it will build the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America, shifting some production from Germany to improve competitiveness....
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Hyundai's Sprinter fighter?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
This lightly disguised Hyundai being tested in the California desert shows the Korean automaker preparing a move into the newly crowded commercial van segment against the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster....
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Sprinter commercial van's cargo claims just didn't hold water

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Cargo capacity for Ram's new Fiat Ducato-based ProMaster commercial van was significantly smaller than advertised when the interior was measured using U.S. cargo standards instead of European....
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Sprinter exec sees Euro-van boom in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
The newly created Mercedes-Benz Vans USA unit that sells the Sprinter van will add dealers and models and will increase sales in the next few years....
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Sprinter awd van likely in U.S. by 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Mercedes-Benz is likely to launch an all-wheel-drive version of its Sprinter van in the United States, a spokesman said at a press event here....
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