Mercedes-Benz’s representative in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Limited, says it is going into light-duty trucks as a way to expand its automobile business in the country.
The announced its venture into the new segment with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Accelo.
“Weststar Associates Limited, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is proud to announce that customers can now order the Accelo truck in various applications depending on specific needs. This is in line with the ever increasing pressure on business to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs and grow revenues,” the auto firm said.
“Mercedes-Benz introduced the ‘light-duty truck’ range to deliver unmatched versatility, reliability and efficiency for business owners and fleet managers in a variety of industries. Based on a solid design, the Mercedes-Benz Accelo allows the fitment of several superstructures made to act on the large array of urban transport applications, such as: aluminum standard box body, water tanker, tippers, refrigerated truck body, dry cargo, rescue truck and more.”
A statement obtained on Monday reported the Managing Director, Weststar Associates Limited, Mr. Mirko Plath, as saying the introduction of the Accelo to Nigeria was informed by various requests by customers seeking light-duty trucks under the Mercedes-Benz umbrella.
The requests, he stressed, stimulated discussions with the manufacturer to explore options within this commercial vehicle segment, adding, “We are happy to deliver trucks in this category.”
He said, “Whether long-haul, construction site, or distribution transportation, the Mercedes-Benz brand offers the right solution for the light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty truck segments. The Mercedes-Benz brand is indeed a synonym with top-class product and service quality, cost-effectiveness, reliability and sustainability, as summed up by the slogan ‘Trucks you can trust’.”
The Accelo, he added, would be made available for immediate delivery through Weststar with quality after-sales support that could be obtained from any authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop globally.
The Sales Manager, Commercial Vehicles, Weststar Associates Limited, Mr. Umoh Ekanem, also said that the vehicle had been designed to deliver maximum productivity, exceptional driving comfort and the highest standards of safety.