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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based conversion on the market

Minibus converter EVM has added a new model called Trend into its range of vehicles in the UK. EVM Ireland is based in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.

The Trend is based on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range and aims to be a lightweight option for minibus sector operators.

It starts at eight seats and goes up to 16 seats. One of the first examples produced, pictured, is a 143bhp four-cylinder OM651 2.1-litre Euro 6-engined 414CDI with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

Dark black privacy glass is fitted to the saloon and rear windows, while the interior is kept cool with Mercedes-Benz in-dash and roof-mounted saloon air-conditioning. Heating is also provided by an OEM unit through floor vents with a booster pump.

Front entry is via the OEM door with lowered three-step entry, but a powered plug door is an option. The exterior is completed by EVM side skirts, which, along with the bumpers are colour coded.

The interior has luggage racks, show curtains, 10 USB ports and 16 seats trimmed in half cloth, half virtual leather. Fill virtual leather seats are an option.

The EVM Trend’s unladen weight is 2,750kg, with a gross vehicle weight of 4,100kg and it comes in black, silver or white.