100 Mercedes-Benz dealers to sell Sprinter starting Jan. 2010

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz USA announced that 100 dealers have accepted its offer to sell the Springer van in U.S. showrooms starting January. Daimler AG said in September that it will yank the Sprinter from Chrysler and its Dodge dealerships by Jan. 2010.

In October, Mercedes-Benz invited 120 dealers and all of its 45 Freightliner dealers who sell the Sprinter to a meeting in Denver to discuss feature plans for the vehicle. Dealers had until the end of last week to accept the offer to sell the Sprinter, which will now be badged as a Mercedes, reports Automotive News.

Chrysler Group LLC confirmed in September that it is considering two Fiat SpA commercial vehicles for the North American market to replace the Sprinter. The vehicles under consideration include the Fiat Ducato and Iveco Daily.

– By: Kap Shah