Stuttgart / Recife – Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has sold 200 urban buses to the port city of Recife in the north east, the second major order in a short period of time: just last week the Brazilian Daimler subsidiary was able to report an order of more than 500 lorries.
Recife wants to modernise its fleet with the new urban buses. The Urbano is known amongst passengers for its exceptional comfort and high level of safety. Fleet operators value the Urbano due to its high level of reliability, low maintenance costs and economical fuel consumption. Since the model first went on sale in 1998 it has been sold more than 46,500 times.
In spite of the continuing difficult economic situation and declining commercial vehicle markets over the past few years, in the first quarter of 2017, Mercedes-Benz was able to sell around 1,400 buses in Brazil and thereby once again defend its position at the summit of the Brazilian bus market. At the end of March 2017 the market share of buses with a star was at 42 per cent. In the north east of Brazil Mercedes-Benz do Brasil even has a current market share of more than 50 per cent.