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http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2015/06/mercedes-predicts-niches-for-metris-van.aspx

“We think a midsize van is a good fit for the U.S. market and will match U.S. requirements,” said Mathias Geisen, general manager, product management & marketing for Mercedes-Benz Vans USA.

For Metris, “Expect more passenger van sales than Sprinter,” Geisen said.

Mercedes predicts a 50-50 split between passenger and cargo van sales for Metris. Broken down further by use type, sales are expected to be 30% livery, 25% service and maintenance, 20% taxi and shuttle, 18% goods delivery and 7% special purpose vehicles.
 

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Private... i'm not having to much hope in but when it comes to fleet, I can see that working out quite well.
I'm not sure what you mean by that? You think Mercedes will sell more vans to private individuals then they will through fleet programs?
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by that? You think Mercedes will sell more vans to private individuals then they will through fleet programs?
Not sure what happened to that post but I can see a lot of fleet sales happening, not sure about private sales.
 

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Not sure what happened to that post but I can see a lot of fleet sales happening, not sure about private sales.
I know that recently ford has seen an uptick in older shoppers buying the full size transit van in passenger layout for grandkids, tooling around whatever. I wonder if the ease of ingress/egress coupled with the van nature might make the Metris popular with retirees. It is a Merc after all and will find itself right at home in Boca Raton...
 

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I know that recently ford has seen an uptick in older shoppers buying the full size transit van in passenger layout for grandkids, tooling around whatever. I wonder if the ease of ingress/egress coupled with the van nature might make the Metris popular with retirees. It is a Merc after all and will find itself right at home in Boca Raton...


We all know that some private buyers will buy it for the space for the money.


Others, like myself, will be buying because we have an established relationship with the brand. I know it's not the most luxurious Mercedes, but it's still a Mercedes and the Mercedes brand means something to me.
 

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I know that recently ford has seen an uptick in older shoppers buying the full size transit van in passenger layout for grandkids, tooling around whatever. I wonder if the ease of ingress/egress coupled with the van nature might make the Metris popular with retirees. It is a Merc after all and will find itself right at home in Boca Raton...
Interesting, that being the case, we should definitely see folks in strong numbers buying these for personal use. At least for now we can look over to the transit to see more of that.
 
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