Admittedly, I hesitated a bit when a colleague from Mercedes-Benz Vans asked me at the beginning of this year whether I could write a few lines about the Sprinter in honor of its 25th birthday.
Why did I then throw my doubts to the wind? First of all, because the Sprinter is simply a great vehicle — a point that has also been made by a Twitter user whose name is known to the editors and who is currently living in California. Secondly, because it is a genuine brand — and that’s confirmed not least by the fact that it has been on the market under this name for a quarter of a century. Its market performance has been fairly successful. In 2016, when it celebrated its 21st birthday, it passed the benchmark of three million units sold. Today it has firmly set its sights on the next million sales — and there’s every indication that the Sprinter won’t have to wait until its 30th birthday to celebrate this milestone. In any case, it’s clear that the Sprinter is familiar with celebrations. After all, its popularity among beverage distributors, party service providers, and food truck operators speaks for itself.