Mercedes-Benz has fixed mid-April for the Irish launch of its new Vito van range.
Coming in two wheelbase and three body lengths, it will have the highest payload in its class and up to four permissible gross vehicle weight variants.
Besides a panel van, the model offering will include a Mixto Crew Cab unit and a people carrying Tourer version. The range has a more powerful look with a more spacious cockpit and will be available in a choice of front or rear wheel drive.
Power comes from two, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines in five power ratings. Six-speed manual transmission and long service intervals up to 40,000 km or two years are standard. Steering is electromechanical power assisted and safety features include powerful 16″ or 17″ disc brakes all-round with Adaptive ESP, while a new ‘intelligent’ light system includes an extensive use of latest LED technology.