New Mercedes Vito Review

Mercedes have shared the full details of their third generation Vito panel van and minibus. The announcement comes ahead of it going on sale in April 2015 in the United Kingdom. Let us now look at the price ranges…


  •         Prices start at; £17,855 VAT excl. For the Compact van
  •        The price then rises up to £32,090 excl  VAT for the top range spec Tourer minibus


For the first time in the Vito production history; the van will come with the front and rear-wheel drive powertrain setups. Customers can now choose from the two wheelbases and three body lengths. It gets even better; there are a Crew van and a minibus also.

The starter £17,855 Compact van has been designed to compete with the Vauxhall Vivaro and VW Transporter. The van has a new Renault-Sourced 1.6-litre CDI diesel engine. The Engine produces 87bhp and 230 Newton Meters of torque. The mechanics of the Vito helps the van achieve 45.6mpg with 163g/km of C02 emissions. Some of the standard equipment in the car include Bluetooth, Cruise-Control, and 5.8inch TFT auto display with USB connectivity.


The Vito Specs

Some additional safety kits include…

•        Adaptive Brake Lights

•        ESP

•        Hill-Start Assist

•        Adaptive Brake Lights

•        Rescue Assist QR Codes

•        Attention and Crosswind Assist

•        Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

•        Daytime Running Lights

•        Optional seven-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox

The Mercedes Vito van custom fit with a Euro 5 emissions standard 1.6 litre CDI engine with 112bhp power output. The all-new Euro 6 standard 2.1 litre diesel powers the rear-wheel drive model with an output ranging from 134bhp – 187bhp.

The two models utilise AdBlue additive technology thus improving efficiency. The fastest model manages 47.1mpg producing 158g/km C02 emissions.


The Crewvan Prices

Prices for the Crewvan starts from £19,390. The full Tourer minibus prices start at £21,405. The Tourer comes in SELECT spec or PRO models with 8-seats as standard with an option of specifying 9-seats.

The Mercedes Vito van since its inception has never enjoyed a similar profile with the widely known big brother the Sprinter in the UK and Ireland. However, Mercedes has the confidence that the latest Vito van will become a household name.

The Vito van is the mid-sized Merc panel design tasked with busting into the mainstream market.


The Vito Van Prior Models

The previous Vito van available in Northern Ireland were fit with quality on their side together with a three-pointed star that had so much weight.

Then again, the previous model never felt completely custom-made around the UK business needs with its rear-wheel-drive layout and a limited model range. However, these and many more issued have been addressed with the latest Vito van model.

The all new Vito Mercedes van features a definitive split in the line-up. The front-wheel-drive and the rear-wheel-drive versions feature the split line-up. The two wheelbase, the three lengths and Crew van and Tourer minibus models are part of the broad range, its payload is in the upwards of 1369kg.

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