The Spain-based Mercedes-Benz plant Vitoria has hit an important production milestone: the 100,000th V-Class has just rolled off the assembly line. The jubilee V was a compact Marco Polo HORIZON recreational vehicle and it has already left towards its new owner in Spain.
Sent on the market to expand the Mercedes-Benz Vans’ camper and recreational vehicle range, the new Marco Polo HORIZON is the ideal mix of practicality and high-class design familiar from the V-Class.
The production of the V-Class model at the Spanish plant started in March 2017. Since that moment, the popularity of the Mercedes MPV has skyrocketed. Marking a 58% growth in sales figures last year, the V hit the greatest growth within the Mercedes-Benz Vans product portofolio. Approximately 48,700 units reached their new customers, a record-breaking figure.
The Mercedes managers decided to expand the production capacities in Vitoria, so the plant can live up to the sustained high demand, therefore they significantly increased investments in the facility. A total of 260 million Euros were dedicated to the plant since the start of the preparations for production up to 2016, with 1,100 new employees being brought into the factory last year only. The plant’s approximately 5,000 employees roll out 668 units on a daily basis, utilizing the unit’s full potential.
Together with the mid-size V-Class, the Vitoria plant also produces the Vito van, a vehicle targeting commercial needs mainly.