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Mercedez Benz News SEMA 2014: Mercedes-Benz Metris

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SEMA isn't the likely place for an automaker to introduce a new model, but Mercedes-Benz chose the aftermarket show to reveal the the North American versions of its new V-Class vans. For North America, the V-Class will be called the Metris and it will go sale next fall in cargo and passenger van models.

Mercedes didn't go into any details about the Metris, but did talk about the four conceptual models that are sitting on the show floor.

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"We are pleased to reconfirm our September announcement at the IAA Truck Show in Hannover that we will launch a midsize commercial van in the US market in fall 2015. It is only logical that we take a global approach and also expand our successful vans business in the USA. Our SEMA "Mission Metris" presence with 4 different van concepts will be an effective way for us to hit the ground running to announce the nameplate 'Mercedes-Benz Metris' and to show off its unmatched versatility, size, and safety," said Bernie Glaser, Vice President and Managing Director of Daimler Vans USA, LLC.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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We'll first look is NOT IMPRESSIVE and VERY 1990's!

 

Surprised that they would do full size vans when the market has shrunk so much to pretty much be a Service sector market.

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We'll first look is NOT IMPRESSIVE and VERY 1990's!

 

Surprised that they would do full size vans when the market has shrunk so much to pretty much be a Service sector market.

US will probably be a marginal market for them, so they can bring an offering to top out their commercial vehicle offerings in the US.

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Surprised that they would do full size vans when the market has shrunk so much to pretty much be a Service sector market.

 

I believe that's more due to the fact the full-size vans have been mostly stagnate. I think it will become a more intriguing market with likes of the new Sprinter, Ford's Transit, and Ram's ProMaster.

 

US will probably be a marginal market for them, so they can bring an offering to top out their commercial vehicle offerings in the US.

 

Actually, Mercedes says the U.S. is their second best-selling marketplace for the Sprinter.

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Proving that there is a limited need by the service industry for full size vans.

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