Mercedes-Benz Vito launch, Fleet Van, Fleet News

28 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz Vito launch, Fleet Van, Fleet News
Mercedes-Benz Vito

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The Vito, Mercedes-Benz’s medium van contender, has always been overshadowed by its award-winning big brother the

So it may come as a surprise to learn since its launch in 1995, 1.1 million units have sold worldwide.

Now in its second the Vito is about to be relaunched a new set of Euro V compliant engines, a face and a host of other and twiddles that ensure it the mustard against an increasingly array of rivals.

The new vans are due in UK showrooms around at which time prices are to rise by between 1.5% and 2%.

At the in Hamburg, Roland Folger, director of van sales, revealed the German firm’s sales up 39% in Europe in the first six months of the and he expects the figures to increase as new comes on stream.

He said: “This van includes a lot of new and we have upped

the yardstick in terms of noise, fuel payload and CO2


“Times are tough but we are expecting to reap the of our investment.”

New Vito features two with four or six cylinders.

The four-cylinder units have outputs of 95bhp, 136bhp and while the V6 offers a blistering not the obvious fleet choice but one will appeal to blue operators.

The Vito is the only van in the to offer six gears as standard on all and ESP stability control comes as of the package too.

The new engines are not smoother, quieter and more but also average fuel drops by 15% while CO2 emissions by a similar figure.

Under the floor is a revised which, says, Mercedes-Benz new standards of driving stability and while the Vito has a new face revised headlights and an upgraded bumper.

In the cab there is a new gearshift, a centre console and a new four-spoke steering wheel.

Vito also get the option of a BlueEfficiency that was recently launched on

This involves the addition of ECO stop-start system which off the engine after two seconds

This package also a gearshift point indicator and tyres

optimised for minimum resistance.

Vito is also the van in the sector to offer three lengths Compact, Long and Long.

Prices will be nearer the launch date.

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