Competing for attention will be new Canter from Mitsubishi. Along with two used vehicles, as well as a Sprinter and Vito perhaps it is more pertinent that the city van, the Citan, won’t be on the stand. It won’t get its UK launch until the start of 2013.
Mercedes-Benz also announced new service contracts with a revised and re-priced programme to lower costs. James Ostridge, service contracts manager, says the new packages for Actros, Axor and Atego vehicles could cost a customer up to 15% less to maintain than before.
The new service contracts are Complete, fully comprehensive maintenance and repair offer; and Managed Service, which looks after the routine costs such as servicing and inspections, and is therefore ideal for older vehicles or those customers on a reduced budget