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Mercedes-Benz have announced that they've sold their three millionth Sprinter van.

The three millionth vehicle was a chassis cab Sprinter variant and was bought by well known camper van manufacturer Hymer in a handing over ceremony in Germany.

Mercedes-Benz and Hymer

Since its market launch back in 1995 the popular commercial vehicle has been driving in its various forms across more than 130 countries and is a vehicle that Mercedes are claiming invented the large up to 5-tonne van segment.

2015 marked Mercedes most successful year with record sales of 194,200 Sprinter van units being sold in 2015 alone.

Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans has commented on their recent success saying, "Three million Sprinter in just 20 years is a sign of great success,"

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis Cab

Mornhinweg also added, "The Sprinter was the founder of the segment for large vans and remains highly successful to this day - throughout the world. The Sprinter with its six production plants worldwide is a shining example of our growth strategy 'Mercedes-Benz Vans goes global'. And we still have many plans for our flagship in the future, as well. We aim to continue the success of the Sprinter series in 2016."

Mercedes-Benz and Hymer have collaborated together for more than 40 years with the first Hymermobil being based on a Mercedes-Benz van. Hymer have relied heavily on the Mercedes Sprinter as the base of their premium range of camper vans since its release back in 1995.

Bernhard Kibler of Hymer has commented on the special relationship between Hymer and Mercedes stating, "Mercedes-Benz Vans is a strategically important partner for us. The vans with the star are acknowledged to be among the safest in their class. The Sprinter, in particular, offers an extensive range of safety equipment, with its various driver assistance systems such as standard-specification Crosswind Assist, which is unique in our sector. Combined with our bodybuilding technology and premium-class equipment and fittings, we can offer the customer a camper van that is uncompromising in its operating safety and living comfort. We are delighted that our longstanding partner is handing over the three millionth Sprinter to us. We offer our sincere congratulations to Mercedes-Benz Vans on this significant anniversary and look forward to continuing our excellent collaboration,"

Kibler finished by saying, "Our customers can look forward to a few surprises this year, too."

Hymer have announced that they will be turning the anniversary vehicle into one of their premium HYMER ML-T camper vans.

HYMER ML-T camper van