[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ue to the growing demand by various businesses to increase revenue and productivity while maintaining reduced overhead costs, Mercedes-Benz recently launched a new medium duty truck for city and short distance operations.
The all-new Accelo915C, first Mercedes-Benz compact truck ever, is now available for delivery at Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz commercial and passenger vehicles in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This 4X2 truck would be a great delight to construction, haulage and distribution industries as it offers high value for money, great maneuverability and suitable comfort for any transport challenge. The Mercedes-Benz Accelo provides high load capacity via its rear axle as it boasts a payload of over 5tonnes.
With a Gross Vehicle Weight of 9 tons, the very adaptable Accelo allows fitting of superstructures (of up to 6.5 meters long) such as tank for liquids/gases, tipper, dry cargo, waste compactor, cesspit emptier, standard aluminum truck, box body and even bodies for the distribution of beverages.
The Mercedes-Benz Accelo is equipped with a 150HP four-cylinder Euro 3 engineequipped with a 5-speed manual transmission.For a safer driving experience, the Accelo is equipped with a pneumatic, dual circuit disc brake system to guarantee accurate responses while in everyday urban traffic.
The all-new Accelo comes with a load-sensing valve and anti-Lock brakesto enhance safety by preventing unwanted locking of rear wheels.
Its passenger car-like dashboard gives the driver full overview of the most vital driving information on the instrument cluster. Other key features include ergonomic seats for two passengers and a driver, air conditioning, power windows, power steering and a central seat with a 3-point seatbelt. These features help ensure a high level of occupant safety, excellent visibility, driver productivity and alertness.
Commenting about the new Accelo, the Managing Director of Weststar Associates limited, Mr. Mirko Plath stressed on why it will be an effective tool for the Nigerian public and private sector: “It is ruggedness, driver comfort, payload and easy body mountingare unique features that set it apart from other commercial vehicles, thus making it a perfect cost-effective tool for demanding fleets in the Nigerian private and public sectors.
“In addition to being backed up by our well-established maintenance and parts network, there is no doubt that the Mercedes-Benz Accelo will contribute to the fast growth of the Nigerian economy.”
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