Large-scale order for Mercedes-Benz Vans: Schlienz-Tours relies on Mercedes-Benz Vito for transport of handicapped children

Large-scale order for Mercedes-Benz Vans: Schlienz-Tours relies on Mercedes-Benz Vito for transport of handicapped children

Nov 20, 2015
Stuttgart/Esslingen
  • Schlienz-Tours had added 48 Mercedes-Benz Vito to its fleet
  • The vehicles serve as school buses to take some 350 children to and from the Rohraecker School in Esslingen
  • Vito Tourer tailor-made for the application
  • Klaus Maier, Head of Sales Mercedes-Benz Vans: "The trust invested in our Vito by Schlienz-Tours is further proof of its market success. This year, we've already sold more than 56 000 units – 16 percent up on the year before."
With the new Mercedes-Benz Vito in its portfolio, Schlienz-Tours has won a contract tendered by the Esslingen district authority. As of now the tourist travel and regular-service bus operation specialist from Kernen near Stuttgart ensures with its 48 specially equipped Vito that around 350 handicapped children are able to attend the Rohraecker School in Esslingen on time. Schlienz-Tours Managing Director Erhard Kiesel symbolically received the vehicle key from Thomas Witzel, Mercedes-Benz Sales Director Commercial Vehicles Wuerttemberg. The handover took place as part of an exclusive training event for Schlienz-Tours drivers in the areas of road safety, fuel-efficient driving and professional wheelchair fixing.
Vito Tourer tailor-made for the application
The Vito Tourer for Schlienz-Tours have front-wheel-drive and are powered by an 84 kW BlueTEC diesel engine with a six-speed ECO Gear manual transmission. The interior is equipped with comfortable, hard-wearing imitation-leather seats. Bodybuilding specialist Thule has fitted the vehicles with an extendable entrance step.
"With our transport service for Rohraecker School, we aimed not only to show our high respect for our young passengers, but also to set standards in terms of efficiency", said Schlienz-Tours Managing Director Erhard Kiesel. "The Vito from Mercedes-Benz ideally meets both requirements."
Thomas Witzel, Mercedes-Benz Sales Director Commercial Vehicles Wuerttemberg, added: "With its good fuel economy and long maintenance intervals, our Vito sets the benchmark in the midsize van segment. Its three drive configurations – front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive – are unique. In its front-wheel-drive version, our Vito is especially fuel-efficient in operations with light payloads."
Large-scale order confirms market success of the new Vito
Klaus Maier, Head of Sales Mercedes-Benz Vans, sees the large-scale order from Schlienz-Tours as confirmation of the success of the new midsize van.
"The trust invested in our Vito by Schlienz-Tours is further proof of its market success. This year, we've already sold more than 56 000 units – 16 percent up on the year before."
Meanwhile the new Vito is available in over 65 markets. With its launch in Argentina, Brazil and the USA new markets have been accessed this year.
Schlienz-Tours has added 48 Mercedes-Benz Vito to its fleet.
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Schlienz-Tours relies on Mercedes-Benz Vito for transport of handicapped children.
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Thomas Witzel, Mercedes-Benz Sales Director Commercial Vehicles Wuerttemberg, and Erhard Kiesel, Schlienz-Tours Managing Director, at the symbolic key handover (LTR).
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