Mercedes-Benz announces the all-new 2019 Sprinter van lineup that will now be built in North Charleston, South Carolina. The first customer of the new van is a pretty big one. The first new van that rolls off the line is going to Amazon. The online retailer has made an order for 20,000 new Sprinter vans, thus becoming the largest Mercedes-Benz Sprinter customer.
Mercedes-Benz is making an investment of $500 million into the U.S. production facility. This represents 900 jobs at the initial stages and up to 1,300 total jobs by the end of 2020 (according to Mercedes).
We are driving the new Sprinter van in South Caroline today. A first drive review will publish here at 12:00pm (noon) EST. We will also publish a full video review with all the specs and pricing for you.