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First Drive: 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Posted on September 10, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Made in U.S.A. That’s what the badge inside the door of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter reads on models sold in North America beginning in 2019. Sept. 5 marked the opening of the newly expanded Sprinter manufacturing plant in North Charleston, S.C., which since 2006 had been reassembling partially disassembled ‘semi-knockdown’ vans imported from Germany. This semi-knockdown process circumvents a 25% tariff on trucks imported from Europe, as does manufacturing them within the country.

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