Sprinter gets local 23-seater conversion in support of South African economy
Sprinter gets local 23-seater conversion in support of South African economy

Sprinter gets local 23-seater conversion in support of South African economy

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Marinus Venter Head of Product and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Vans SA, announces, “To deepen our commitment to the local taxi industry and in support of the South African economy, our 23-seater Sprinter Inkanyezi vehicles are now being converted locally at our East London conversion facility. This means that taxi owners will be able to immediately operate and earn income from the purchased vehicle instead of waiting for a conversion.” 


Venter emphasizes that the safety of drivers and passengers is of the utmost importance, thanks to safety developments, the popular Inkanyezi has the best-in-class features such as the robust seat anchorage system which conforms to the highest standards. Adaptive brake lights are also standard on the Inkanyezi. In an emergency, the normal brake light turns into a flashing brake light, which is proven to be more visible to other motorists than a conventional brake light.



There is an host of optional extras available for the Sprinter which include an optional parking package that has extras such as 360° camera, makes light work of tight parking spots, such as taxi ranks and other loading and off-loading areas.


The rear-wheel drive Inkanyezi 516 CDI is powered by a 2 litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that delivers on its promise of power and economy, a combination that directly impacts profitability in the taxi industry. This trusted vehicle offers 120kW with peak torque of 330Nm, available between 1200 and 2200rpm.


An ultra-light fibre glass, easy-to-clean dome roof liner reduces the vehicle’s weight, adding to excellent fuel consumption figures; it maximises space and offers an even more comfortable area for passengers.

Venter also places some emphasis on the fact that the build quality and efficiency of the Inkanyezi makes it a strong competitor in a competitive sector, taking all of this into account Mercedes-Benz has produced a vehicle which will be profitable for taxi operators.


The Price and warranty

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Inkanyezi 516 CDI starts at a recommended R945.000,00 including VAT.

The Inkanyezi’s service intervals are every 20 000 km, and the warranty is a comprehensive 2-year/unlimited kilometre offering.

Offers on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Inkanyezi 516 CDI are available from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, a registered financial services provider.

For more information on the Mercedes-Benz Inkanyezi, visit www.mercedes-benz.co.za/vans.

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