The New and Improved: Mercedes-Benz Vito

Gill July 3, 2010

Alongside the new CL Class, Mercedes-Benz has another surprise waiting for its customers, albeit a more practical one. The new generation of Vito vans has been launched. The move is a part of Mercedes-Benz’s efforts to refresh company’s commercial vehicles range since the news came right after the company launched an updated Viano.

The most obvious changes to the exterior are signified by the redesigned headlights, bestowing a white collar look to the commercial vehicle. The new bumpers, both front and rear, mark other significant exterior updates. As far as interiors are concerned, the newer version offers improved overall cabin quality, a new color combination and easy-to-use ergonomic controls. The cabin noise levels have also been lowered considerably due to improved sound-proofing.

The technology section is where the most key changes have taken place. New generation Vito has made crucial strides towards the efficiency path. The engine now meets the tougher Euro VI emission regulations. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been lowered by up to 15 %. The engine lineup of the New Vito boasts of units 95 to 258 hp engine units all mated to six speed transmissions. Major technological updates include the sophisticated BlueEFFICIENCY features such as a engine stop/start system and low resistance tires.

The workhorse capabilities of Vito have also been improved. Its payload capacity has been enhanced by installing an improved suspension and improving chassis dynamics. Customers can choose from different suspension configuration to meet the requirements of a crew-bus model or high payload van.

Officially, the company sums up the new Vito in four points, namely:

  • Drive system: extremely economical and clean
  • Optional BlueEFFICIENCY technology
  • Robust and resilient: payload capacity increased, suspension renewed
  • Improved comfort; noise levels considerably reduced

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