Changes to a line up of vans only happens once or perhaps twice in a generation the, basic shape of the Mercedes-Benz Vito hasn’t changed in this latest revision, the changes are more subtle with features and technology being the biggest upgrades. Trim levels of the Vito have also been given a slight refresh.
The all new trim options for the Vito are the Pure, an entry-level, low-cost Mercedes-Benz van that gets the job done and guarantees to perform mile after mile without hiccup or fault from the prestigious German manufacturer. Mid-range is the Progressive, including a number of luxury features seen in the Mercedes passenger range the Progressive is the budget-friendly option when the style is as important as substance. The final trim level is simply called the Premium, the only choice if your van represents your business, the luxury features really do stand out when parked along the rest of the fleet.
The driver and cargo are the priority of the Mercedes van and with the entry-level pure the driver's seat has an eight-way adjustable comfort driver's seat. The simple infotainment system is paired with an active parking assist as well as parking sensors. Wing mirrors are heated and electrically adjustable while the headlight assistant and heat-insulated glass make the cabin as comfortable as possible. The most durable feature of the Vito is its twin sliding doors for easy rear access.
In addition to the standard features listed in the Pure trim above the Progressive Vito features metallic paint rather than the standard solid white van. Perfect if you want to stand out from the fleet, hard black plastic bumpers are also colour coded to match the rest of the vehicles with an upgraded Audio 15 infotainment system. A few nice to have features including electrically folding door mirrors, front fog lamp and cruise control make driving this Vito easier.
The highest trim available in the new Mercedes Vito range comes with alloy wheels at a modest 17”. A chrome radiator grille adds to the luxury look, while the double lock and Mercedes anti-theft protection pack is standard. Modern conveniences including Tempmatic air conditioning and reversing camera making parking and city manoeuvring much easier.
A selection of engines is available, from a 1.6-litre to the more powerful torque set 2.1-litre block both 4-cylinder diesel with common-rail and direct fuel injection as well as a pressure boosting turbocharger for efficiency and fuel economy support. Transmission options are simple with either a 6-speed manual or Mercedes 7G-Tronic Plus auto.
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