Snows' brand new Mercedes-Benz Vans Centre in Exeter is already off to a successful start! | Snows

Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans Centre is proving popular since it's recent opening in Exeter!

Our brand new dealership has already been inundated with demonstration requests for the luxury marque’s first pickup truck – the new X-Class.



Snows are thrilled to see our brand new commercial vans dealership in Devon hit off to a roaring start – with more than 25 test-drive bookings within 24 hours of opening.

Recently opened, Snows Mercedes-Benz Van Centre in Exeter currently provides local motorists with the latest models from the Mercedes-Benz Vans range, as well as Approved Used Vehicles, after sales, parts, MOT and servicing.​

Snows joined the Mercedes-Benz Network following the recent announcement that the X-Class pickup will be available to UK buyers. This latest model has already proved extremely popular with customers at our new dealership, generating plenty of interest for this luxury pick-up truck.

The X-Class diesel models - entry-level PURE Line, mid-level PROGRESSIVE Line and high-level POWER Line - can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes. They can tow up to 3.5 tonnes - equivalent to a horsebox carrying three horses or an eight-metre yacht.

Every X-Class benefits from a 7" high-resolution colour screen with a touch pad, Bluetooth, DAB radio, reverse camera and pre-installation for Garmin® MAP PILOT route guidance. What's more, there is a maximum safety rating from Euro NCAP; safety features include autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign assist, lane keeping assist, active brake assist and automatic child seat recognition.

Registered business users can reclaim VAT because the vehicle is classed as a light commercial vehicle.

Mark Stevens, Head of Business, said: “Interest in the X-Class is phenonemal, with 25-plus bookings for test drives within 24 hours of the dealership opening.

“This rugged-terrain vehicle, combining safety, comfort and agility, is proving a strong draw for a range of businesses here in Devon, from architects and tree surgeons to farmers and trades. 

Being able to drive a luxury marque to transport bales of hay in the loading bed, or chainsaws or mountain bikes, is proving attractive.

“The X-Class is equally at home off-road or as a great runaround on city streets, and we are seeing interest from people who wouldn’t normally consider buying a pickup truck.

“Coupled with the VAT exemptions for business users, and customised option packages to suit individual requirements, the appeal is broad.”

Mark added: “As well as our X-Class showroom model, regarded as the world’s first truely premim pickup truck, we’re also seeing keen interest in our other three showroom models – the small-van Citan, the larger and robust Vito and the full sized Sprinter.”

The opening of Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans follows a £1.4 million investment in the site at Hennock Road Central, Marsh Barton, Exeter, which has Class 7 MOT capability for light commercial vehicles, such as vans, high tops and flat-bed trucks. 

Along with room for seven vehicles, showroom details include a huge nine-screen interactive TV display and numerous other high-tech solutions.

In the dealership announcement, Stephen Snow, Snows’ Chairman, said: “The Mercedes-Benz Vans dealership is great news for discerning businesses that value quality driving experiences and vehicle reliability.

“We are proud to be able to help customers across the region with their commercial needs and look forward to providing an unrivalled customer experience, from sales to servicing and parts.”

Snows has operations across the South and in Devon, including Lexus Plymouth at Langage Business Park, Plympton, Snows Toyota Motability Paignton, Snows Toyota Motability Honiton and Lexus Exeter at Matford, Marsh Barton.

If you are interested in finding out more information about our brand new Mercedes-Benz Vans dealership, you can contact our helpful team directly or simply make an enquiry to receive further details.


Snows' first ever Snows Mercedes-Benz Vans Centre is located in Exeter, where our helpful staff promise to provide expert advice about all your motoring needs. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.

Author: Sophie Taylor

Please contact Ron Wain using ron.wain@deepsouthmedia.co.uk or 07824 355523 with all press enquiries.

Posted on 09/02/2018