Design & Quality
The all new Mercedes-Benz Vito, available in 3 lengths and body styles including: Panel Van, Crew Van (formerly Dualiner) and Tourer (formerly Traveliner) guised.
The choice of front or rear-wheel drive is available for the first time in the New Vito vans - This allows the maximum amount of flexibility for what the vehicle will be used for. Front wheel-drive is ideal for urban work whilst rear wheel-drive is ideal for motorway, towing and high-payload applications.
[Left] EDP Motors Correspondant, Andy Russell test drives the new Vito.
The New Vito impresses when it comes to payload, with front-wheel drive models able to carry up to 1,230 Kg in a load cube of up to 6.6m3 in the extra-long models. Rear-wheel drive models are equally as impressive when it comes to their carrying ability: up to 1,305 Kg can be transported in the New Vito.
Available as a compact, long or extra-long model; the new Mercedes-Benz Vito is as flexible as you need it to be. With load cubes from 5.5m3 to 6.6m3 and a load length of up to 3.06m, even long pipes and euro palletes can be effortlessly transported.
The panel van models feature twin rear doors as standard along with a sliding door on the left and right of the vehicle, for maximum access to your loadspace. Lashing ring on the vehicle floor allow loads to be safely tied down, whilst innovative load securing rails are available as an option.
New Vito comes with high levels of specification as standard. The multi-function steering wheel with trip computer gives the driver access to vehicle information and settings, whilst cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC speed limiter allows the driver keep within speed-check limits on motorways.
The New Vito panel van helps keep you connected, with the standard Audio 15 infotainment unit. Its high-quality TFT display is intuitive to operate and offers a vast array of connection options, including: Radio, USB, Aux-in, SD memory card slot, Bluetooth® hands free and iPod® interface, along with integration with the multifunction steering wheel.
Optional Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC technology parking sensors makes the end of every journey safer and easier.
New Vito can parallel or bay park itself by automatically and precisely steering the vehicle into a space.
The optional LED Intelligent Light System takes the strain off the driver and lends the vehicle a striking lighting design. Mercedes-Benz vans incorporate active LED headlights which swivel with the steering wheel, light up corners and adapt lighting to the road and conditions. Alongside this, LED rear lighting makes the vehicle even more visible and therefore safer.
7G-TRONIC PLUS is a torque converter automatic transmission which combines smooth shifting with enhanced fuel economy. A number of driving modes from 'Efficiency' to 'Manual' modes and paddles behind the steering for enhanced comfort and driving dynamics.