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Mercedes-Benz sets truck sales record

Mercedes Benz Trucks recorded its best sales ever in Australia for 2021.

Led by the Actros and Arocs heavy vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Trucks set a new high of 1290, breaking the previous record of 1189.

Sales were so strong that Mercedes-Benz trucks crossed the milestone in early December.

The notable result came despite supply disruptions that took some heat out of sales in the final months of the year.

The Mercedes-Benz Actros quickly became one of the best-selling leads in the Australian market.

The manager of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific, Andrew Asimo, said the sales result was a reflection of the overall value and performance of its heavy trucks.

“Mercedes-Benz trucks are in higher demand than ever as more operators are experiencing the comfort and sophistication, long service intervals, legendary fuel consumption and exceptional performance of the Actros and Arox models,” he said.

“Since we introduced the Euro 6 Actros in 2016, the owners have discovered for themselves the overall cost savings provided by our trucks and the benefits of the top-of-the-range support packages backed up,” Asimo said.

“We value all of our customers and look forward to continuing to provide them with our outstanding products and services to support their transportation needs.”

The peak year of Mercedes-Benz Trucks is part of a bigger success story at Daimler Trucks and the Australian Bus, with the Freightliner and Fuso brothers also recording positive results.

“Allowing all three of our brands to increase market share in 2021 illustrates the commitment of Daimler Truck to lead the Australian market with advanced safety, emission reduction and ongoing costs across our Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso brands,” said Daniel Whitehead, Daimler Truck . And Bus President and CEO.

The Actros was the first to make the Advanced Active Braking Assist (AEBS) standard in 2010 and the first to introduce Euro 6 in all models and ratings in its range in 2016.

The latest generation model introduced recently brought new technologies such as select tablet-style multimedia information screens, Powertrain Predictive Powertrain control, which uses GPS and topographic information to streamline gear shifts and release when safe, optional mirror camera and more advanced 5 Active Brake Assist. package.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is currently testing the Active Drive Assist system, which enables SAE Level 2 semi-automatic driving to make it easier for the driver across Australia.

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