The Freightliner division of Mercedes-Benz South Africa Commercial Vehicles introduced their new generation Argosy to customers today. The arrival of the new truck in South Africa has been eagerly anticipated by the road freight industry, and was launched amid great pomp and splendour amongst the dunes of Swakopmund in Namibia. Freightliner has been a leading force in long haul trucking in South Africa since 1996, and has consistently been a top seller in the over 400hp 6x4 truck tractor market in recent years. A sneak preview of the new generation model caused quite a stir at the Johannesburg International Motor Show in October last year.Freightliner, the successful American brand in the Mercedes Benz South Africa (MBSA) commercial vehicles stable, has had success in the segment due to its low un-laden mass, spacious sleeper cabs and proven heavy-duty drive train. Known for its apt motto, “Run Smart”, the Freightliner offers customers performance excellence by maximising the payload while also lowering overall cost per kilometre due to exceptional fuel economy, ease of maintenance and long term reliability.
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