To reflect the major changes under the bodywork of the new Viano generation in comparison to the predecessor models, Mercedes-Benz has also incorporated numerous new features into the exterior design, from the radiator grille to the tail lights.
The Viano and its striking new front design
The new “face” of the Viano presents a yet more striking and distinctive look, in keeping with the style of the current passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz. Three slats painted in silver with chrome trims partition the radiator grille, fronting a sporty black grille featuring a diamond pattern. The radiator grille is offset by new reflector headlamps in a distinctive design. The reflector has been enlarged to increase the light output. The daytime driving lights which come as standard are integrated with their own light source in the headlamp housings, together with the fog lamps.
New: Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime driving lights
The Viano is now optionally available with a combination of Bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime driving lights, cornering lights, Add-Light system and a headlamp washer system. The cornering light is controlled via the indicator lever and is effective up to a speed of 40 km/h. The Add-Light system is active at speeds of up to 70 km/h, depending on the steering angle. The particularly extensive Viano Ambiente equipment line includes the Bi-xenon headlamps as standard.
The Viano’s bumper also comes in a new, upgraded design featuring a honeycomb look. The smooth and ungrained surface is painted in the vehicle’s exterior colour on all Viano model variants. The same applies to the three-piece rear bumper, which now extends lower to emphasize the Viano’s dynamism.
New tail lights, improved visibility for indicators
The new tail lights are positioned on the right and left above the bumper. The one-piece lights with an integrated black cover in glass look flank the Viano’s rear end. An advantage of the new four-compartment light incorporating tail lamp/brake light, indicator, reversing light and rear fog lamp is improved visibility for the indicator resulting from the use of a new reflector. This change and a different front bumper clearly distinguish the Mercedes-Benz Viano’s exterior appearance from that of the Vito, whose tail lights remain unaltered.
The Viano also sports numerous changes between the headlamps and tail lights. The maximum dimensional accuracy of the new fully galvanised steel wings ensures exact gap dimensions. For safety’s sake, the newly designed exterior mirrors with integrated side turn signals offer a larger field of vision. The exterior mirrors can now optionally fold in against the body when the driver leaves and locks the vehicle, to avoid damage in tight parking situations.
Different colours also contribute to the revamped appearance, with modern new paint finishes complementing the changes to the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Viano.
A major plus: the numerous body variants of the Viano
Mercedes-Benz continues to offer the Viano as the only model in its class in three different body lengths:
* Viano compact, length 4763 mm, wheelbase 3200 mm,
* Viano long, length 5008 mm, wheelbase 3200 mm, extended overhang,
* Viano extra-long, length 5238 mm, wheelbase 3430 mm, extended overhang.
In addition, the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van is based on the long Viano with a front-opening pop-up roof. This roof is also optionally available for the Viano Fun multi-purpose vehicle in its long variant.
All variants benefit from the full everyday practicality of the Mercedes-Benz Viano. With an overall height of just 1875 mm, every rear-wheel-drive Viano fits easily into standard garages, multi-storey car parks, underground car parks and car washes. The same even goes for the Viano Fun and the Viano Marco Polo with closed pop-up roof and a vehicle height of 1960 mm.
Source: Daimler AG