Typical of vans from Mercedes-Benz, the highly robust and reliable engineering and technology is fronted by an attractively designed exterior. To reflect the major changes under the bodywork of the new generation, Mercedes-Benz has also incorporated new features into the exterior which serve to highlight the Vito’s solid and dependable character.
The Vito and its striking new front design
The new “face” of the Vito is yet more striking, combining the style of the current passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz with the robustness of a commercial vehicle. Two slats divide up the radiator grille, which fronts 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 new-generation Vito is 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 70 km/h. The Add-Light system is active at speeds of between 40 and 70 km/h, depending on the steering angle.
New bumper in grained finish highlights the vehicle’s robust nature
The Vito’s front bumper also comes in a new, upgraded design featuring a honeycomb look. The grained surface is hard-wearing and highlights the Vito’s robust character. The bumper is optionally available on all Vito model variants in a painted and smoothed finish in the vehicle’s exterior colour.
The Vito also sports numerous changes between the headlamps and the rear section. The maximum dimensional accuracy of the new fully galvanised steel wings ensures exact gap dimensions. For safety’s sake, the newly designed exterior mirrors offer a larger field of vision. Their housings are nevertheless smaller and more elegant in appearance.
Different colours also contribute to the revamped appearance, with modern new paint finishes complementing the changes to the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Vito.
A major plus: the numerous Vito variants
Mercedes-Benz continues to offer the Vito as the only model in its class in three different body lengths:
* Vito compact, length 4763 mm, wheelbase 3200 mm,
* Vito long, length 5008 mm, wheelbase 3200 mm, extended overhang,
* Vito extra-long, length 5238 mm, wheelbase 3430 mm, extended overhang.
The scope of choice further includes different weight variants, door combinations and the Vito long with high roof. The versatile Mercedes-Benz Vito is available as a panel van, a crewbus with various seating configurations and the Mixto, a combination of panel van and crewbus. All three basic variants come in three different lengths. Models tailored to specific industries and equipment packages for the most diverse areas of use round off the broad spectrum covered by the multi-faceted Mercedes-Benz Vito.
All variants benefit from the full everyday practicality of the Mercedes-Benz Vito. With an overall height of just 1.90 m, every rear-wheel-drive Vito with a standard roof fits easily into standard garages, multi-storey car parks, underground car parks and car washes. The inherent advantages of the rear-wheel-drive concept ensure impressive agility even for the long Vito model variants.
Source: Daimler AG