Mercedes-Benz Vans in Brief
Mercedes-Benz Vans continued on its successful course of recent years, setting a new record for unit sales in 2017. Sales amounted to 401,000 units, surpassing the prior year’s result by twelve percent. At €13.2 billion, revenue was also higher than in the previous year (2016: €12.8 billion). EBIT totaled €1.2 billion, thus remaining at the high level of the prior year. Growth was primarily driven by the mid-size segment with the Vito van and the V-Class full size MPV. We are continuing to implement our “Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global” growth strategy by expanding our product range to include the X-Class — the first pickup from a premium manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz Vans’ future-oriented initiative “adVANce” has delivered its first concrete results, and the division is systematically forging ahead with its transformation from a vehicle manufacturer into a supplier of holistic transportation and mobility solutions for cargo and passengers. Among other things, Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to electrify its commercial fleet, beginning with the Vito in the second half of 2018. It will be followed by the all-electric eSprinter in 2019.