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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic was half-Russian

Russian office of Mercedes-Benz reported that the localization of production of the Sprinter Classic van since the start of its production in 2013 reached 50 percent. Recall that the vans gather in Nizhny Novgorod in GAZ plant.

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In fact, 50% localization of production of the car, and even commercial, that’s pretty high. For example, according to unofficial data, the SUV UAZ Patriot, the figure is in the range of 46-48%. In “Mercedes-Benz Rus” say that the achievement level of this localization was a key moment for the company.

For Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic in Russia produced suspension, the details of the exterior and interior, stamped body parts and resulted in a fairly high percentage of localization, the power unit.

Manufacture of turbo-diesel with a capacity of 109 and 136 HP was established at Yaroslavl plant “Autodiesel” (he, as well as the plant in Nizhny Novgorod, is included in “GAZ Group”) in January last year. Moreover, the Russian company not only produces engines for Russian Sprinters, but also supplies the camshafts, blocks and cylinder heads on the global stock Mercedes-Benz for the supply of spare parts to the markets all around the world.

Production of pressed parts for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic was launched in Nizhny Novgorod in 2015 — here make doors and fenders. Also in Russia, punched the hood, sides and main power components of the bodyshell.

The company said that they intend to continue to improve the localization, although the Sprinter Classic is slowly losing its popularity, especially after the launch of the “GAZ Group” production of all-metal van GAZelle Next. It is worth Recalling that we have made a Sprinter not even the previous one, and predprinyavshego generation (T1N), and from the moment of its appearance demands of customers for commercial vehicles are much tougher.

  • Recently Mercedes-Benz has been forced to withdraw Sprinter Classic in Russia: they showed “inadequate” instrument panel.
  • The next generation Sprinter will also appear on our it will be brought to Russia in the autumn of 2018.

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