Following our first encounter of the Future Van during the Mercedes-Benz Van Campus workshop in Stuttgart, Germany, around this time in 2016, we were convinced that it was the concept version of the future Sprinter. This week information from the company seemed to confirm our suspicions further when the company released a design sketch of the forthcoming model. Billed to be one of the most technologically advanced vans yet before it finally arrives on the European market in the first half of 2018 (SA will get it in the first quarter of 2019), much expectation hangs over the new model. Appearance The design sketch of the model further indicates that one of the most eagerly anticipated models in the van sector will also set new standards in terms of appearance. With its new look, the Sprinter is said to again shift the boundaries of its segment. The vehicle presents itself consistently in the design language of Mercedes-Benz and embodies the opposites of this philosophy: emotion and i...

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