The dashboard of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been revealed, ahead of the van's full unveiling in February 2018.

From the released photos, top-spec versions of the Sprinter will feature climate control air conditioning, cruise control, speed limiter, heated electric front seats with three memory settings, and remote operation of the electric sliding side doors.

Other features available in the third-generation Sprinter include an array of USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot functionality, voice recognition, and a colour multi-function display in the instrumentation panel.

A large and wide touchscreen infotainment system dominates the centre of the dashboard. In addition to satellite navigation, the screen can be connected to the Mercedes Pro Connect fleet management system, which allows for real-time job management, vehicle data checking, and load management.

Above: Sketch of the new Sprinter released in September.

The new Sprinter will go into production during the second quarter of 2018. An electric version of the van is due to be launched in 2019.

Unlike the current Sprinter, which was developed in conjunction with the previous generation Volkswagen Crafter, the new model is a completely in-house effort.

As with other vans in its segment, the new Sprinter will be available in variety of bodies, wheelbases and roof heights.