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Mercedes Sprinter Will Dominate Bus Segment – MD, Jetvan Automobile

Posted: Jul 5, 2016 at 1:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Jetvan Automobile Limited, Dealer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the country has said that Sprinter, one of the high flying Mercedes-Benz buses in the country, is not only flying high, but is also set to sprint pass its competitors in the transportation market.

The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Oluwatobi Ajayi, who said this when he addressed the motoring press at the Jetvan Automobile office at Ajah, Lekki area of Lagos, recently, said the company has been inundated with inquiries; while its sales has keep growing on a daily basis since it started operations last year.

“Our office, which also serves as sales and workshop for our after-sales services, has become a hub of a sort for transport companies. It’s like every transporter that is current with development in the motor transport world wants to have Mercedes-Benz Sprinter,” he said.

According to him, since the company started last year, it has sold over 150 units of Sprinters buses, identifying companies like God is Good Motors, G. U.Okeke, FG Onyenwe and others as some of the company’s big buyers.

Mr. Ajayi stated further that: “God is Good initially bought 58 Sprinter buses, and after three month, they came to buy another 24; and later 30. The same applies to FG Onyenwe, who has signed an agreement to have one hundred Sprinter buses supplied to them. Ekeson also has been coming here.”

When asked what really informed the rush for the Sprinter, he said, “the Sprinter is slightly bigger, stronger with higher ground clearance than other high roof buses in its class. It has more space, legroom and re-inforced suspension. It is higher, about 15% higher, which means you can walk in it comfortably, while the bus is moving.

“When you do long distance or in traffic, you will realize it is important to have extra legroom. A lot of corporate organizations are contacting us now, because of the legroom advantage. They want their staff to sit down in the vehicle, feel free and get to work happy without exhaustion.”

On safety, Mr. Ajayi explained that the Sprinter is a safe vehicle, explaining that it has the most advanced engineering safety technology ever offered in its class. “Everybody knows that when it comes to safety, Mercedes-Benz does not compromise safety; and the quality of parts is very high. That is why it hardly breaks down, and it does give signs before any of such occurrence.

“If you have a Sprinter, you may only come to our workshop four times in a year for servicing. To a business man, that translates to spending less on maintenance. These are some of the things Mercedes-Benz considers and think that Sprinter will be the best vehicle for those who are into the transport business.”