Mercedes-Benz is planning on introducing a new Metris midsize commercial van to the U.S. market in the fall of 2015.
Mercedes-Benz is planning on introducing a new Metris midsize commercial van to the U.S. market in the fall of 2015. To preview the Metris, Mercedes-Benz is introducing “Mission Metris,” a showcase of 4 new midsize Project Vans at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.
“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,” said Bernie Glaser, Vice President and Managing Director of Daimler Vans USA, LLC. “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.”
The Metris will be positioned below the Sprinter van and will be initially offered in the long-wheelbase, rear-wheel-drive version even though European Vito version is available in front- and all-wheel drive versions.
To preview the Metris, Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Renntech, Garmin, Rado and HD Custom Design for the unique versions that are debuting this week at SEMA.