Hard At Work Since 1930
Freightliner was founded in 1930 on a simple principle: give workers what they need. That concept is just as relevant today as it was 85 years ago. Since then, Freightliner has become North America's leading medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle manufacturer.
The Freightliner Sprinter Cargo Van and Freightliner Sprinter Passenger Van models officially launch in the United States under the Freightliner brand.
2004- Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)2 comes standard for all Freightliner Sprinter models.
2005- The first-generation Freightliner Sprinter achieves a production record of 150,000 units.
2006- Latest generation of Electric Stability Program ESP®,4 Adaptive ESP®2 becomes standard.
The second-generation Freightliner Sprinter enters the United States market.
2010- One of the world's cleanest diesel engines powers the Freightliner Sprinter thanks to standard BlueTEC® SCR technology.
2013- More than 2,200,000 Sprinters are on the road worldwide. The Freightliner Sprinter Van offers the technologically advanced Active Safety Plus Package with PARKTRONIC, with available features like Blind Spot Assist,10 Lane Keeping Assist,11 COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST12 and Highbeam Assist.
The Freightliner Sprinter Van gets redesigned inside and out.
The Freightliner Sprinter's innovative drivetrain gets an upgrade resulting in greater fuel economy along with added first-in-class safety systems.
Freightliner Sprinter Van pioneers a new safety feature with Crosswind Assist.3
Freightliner Sprinter Van has the first certified SULEV-diesel engine in the world, delivering up to 90% fewer emissions than equivalent gasoline-powered vehicles.4
Four-Wheeling in the U.S.A.
Freightliner introduces an optional 4x4, the only factory available four-wheel drive commercial van in the U.S. Available in Cargo, Crew and Passenger models.
The New Freightliner Sprinter
Over one hundred years of leadership brought us to this. In 2018, the third-generation Freightliner Sprinter debuted and with new connectivity features, the all-new Freightliner Sprinter proved the most sophisticated yet.
End of an Era
2021 saw the end of an era as the last Freightliner Sprinters rolled off the assembly line wearing a Freightliner badge.