Mercedes-Benz has stepped up its truck offering with the release of its latest Axor model – the Axor X range.
The truck, which comes complete with Mercedes’ PowerShift 12-speed automated transmission as standard, features air deflectors (plus side skirts on 4×2 models) to help reduce fuel consumption, along with the BlueTec Euro 5 engines, also fitted as standard.
The engines qualify for Reduced Pollution Certificates that bring road tax savings worth up to £500 a year on vehicles registered before October this year.
The inclusion of a repair and maintenance contract means Axor X owners will pay nothing (up to 160,000km per year) for routine servicing, the MoT test fee and Ministry inspections, together with additional mechanical repairs, everyday wear and tear items and 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, for two years.
Other new features include a multi-adjustable air-sprung seat, a Bluetooth-enabled stereo and CD storage box, and a dash trimmed in high-quality brushed steel-effect trim, and an electric sunroof with tinted glass.
A fleet of demonstration units have been delivered to dealers nationwide and are now available for operators to test.