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THEN AND NOW: How Mercedes-Benz turned a cargo van into the popular Sprinter van

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Right now, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is one of the most popular vehicles on the market, but that hasn't always been the case.
Before the creation of the Sprinter van in the '90s, German-based Mercedes-Benz made its first vans in the 1800s. While the Sprinter van is relatively new, the model has been a long time coming.
Dating back to its origin in 1869, here's how the Mercedes-Benz van came to be and how it evolved over time. FOLLOW US: Business Insider is on Facebook
In the 1800s, Mercedes-Benz invented one of the first motorized vans.
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