According to photographs which are being revealed over the internet, the Mk3 version of the popular Mercedes van is set to arrive next year. The photographs which have been snapped shows the model currently undergoing assessments by engineers.

It’s set to be the third-generation model to replace the ageing Mk2 Sprinter. Speculators have voiced that this new model is expected now due to the Mk2 having been released way back in 2006.

The pretty lengthy partnership with Volkswagen seen that the previous Mercedes Sprinter platforms had shred with the VW LT and Crafter panel vans. However, the two marques have taken a different turn and have now gone it alone for their newest models. The Sprinter and the Volkswagen Crafter are both their own vans.

The photographs which have been publicised show the Sprinter in flat-bed, dropsied, pick-up format. However, this won’t be the only version as there will be numerous body styles available. These could include a traditional panel van, a side-windowed crew van, a complete minibus version and a chassis cabin version.

Each version will be available with numerous wheelbase lengths, and tall roofs will be available too. This means that customers will be able to tailor their Sprinter for whichever task they wish.

A jacked up four-wheel-drive version may also be available with a crew cab fitted dropside. Also, a single cab version too.

Mercedes is still hiding the third-generation Sprinter’s new face, although it is easy to imagine an evolutionary design creeping in which could introduce even sleeker, revised headlights for the trademark grille.

Meanwhile, it is still way too early to speculate with regards to powertrains, although Mercedes could carry over some four and six-cylinder diesel power plants. These plants could improve fuel economy and refinement. Although we at Limo Broker speculate that the changes in the cabin will be a lot more noticeable.

This van is set to be fresh, with a redesign that will certainly please Mercedes buyers.