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Mercedes-Benz Bus pauses Australian operations

Major bus and coach brand Mercedes-Benz has announced it won't be selling any new products in Australia for the foreseeable future

In breaking news, ABC can confirm that Mercedes-Benz Bus is pausing operations and the sales of new Mercedes bus and coach products in the Australian market for the foreseeable future, with the Fuso brand unaffected.

ABC heard last week that staff had been made redundant. However, the brand says there’ll be a solid ongoing presence available in Australia still working for the company to support existing owners with service and spare parts for years to come while also delivering existing bus and coach orders.

Mercedes-Benz Bus confirmed the pause of Australian operations with ABC on Monday morning, yet the brand says it’ll continue to support existing bus and coach products in the market with parts and technical support.

The Mercedes-Benz Bus dealership network will also continue to provide service support for customers.

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Mercedes-Benz says Fuso buses aren’t covered by this pause at all.

The brand says it decided to pause sales because planned future products weren’t the best fit for Australian operators.

“Mercedes-Benz Bus prides itself on delivering best-in-class products that meet the very specific requirements of our market,” the company told ABC.

“With no such new products available in the foreseeable future, we had no choice but to pause local sales.”

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