Rental company adds Sprinter to the list of vehicles for hire31 July 2012

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis cab has joined the fleet at Hilton Rental. Arriving via S & B Commercial's Stansted dealership, the 313CDI Long vehicle has been fitted with a Luton body with aerodynamic, cab roof-mounted pod by GM Billings & Sons, as well as a Ratcliff Palfinger 500kg column tail lift.

Powered by a 129bhp Euro 5 engine, the 313CDI is 15% more frugal than its equivalent predecessor. That equates to an extra 4.5mpg, while CO2 emissions are down by 13%.

Company owner Peter Hilton is a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, and uses the marque's trucks and vans in his other businesses, but the launch of Hilton Rental marks the first occasion on which he has purchased a Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle for use by his own customers.

"These are still early days but we're getting busier by the day and are very excited about the potential for growth of our new venture," says vehicle rental manager Adam Sydes. "We've already seen a lot of demand for our new Sprinter – it's proving particularly popular with private customers undertaking their own house or office moves, as well as for retailers and couriers needing an additional vehicle for a short period during a particularly busy time."

Sydes continues: "We're looking to build our business at Stansted Airport, where we're competing with the major national 'players'. But we're competitively priced and, unlike them, can offer the highly personal service which is a Hilton Group trademark."

John Challen

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