The new Vito is the new benchmark for mid-size vans
The new Vito combines economy with the highest levels of safety and unparalleled versatility
The new Vito demonstrates the Daimler Group’s expertise in successful technology transfer
The new Vito is targeting new markets abroad
Mercedes-Benz Vans remains on track for success in the first half of 2014
Mercedes-Benz is striving to attain a leading position in the mid-size van segment with its new Vito model series. The highly versatile and professional van in the 2.5–3.2 t GVW segment therefore offers a broad range of outstanding features. Its payload is among the highest in its segment, while procurement and operating costs are low. The Vito 116 CDI BlueEfficiency variant with truck registration has a certified fuel consumption of 5.7 l of diesel per 100 km – a value that is unmatched in this vehicle category.
The new Vito is also the first van in the mid-size segment to offer three different drive system variants and incorporates a broad range of innovative safety and assistance systems.
Successful technology transfer and the path to a new global vehicle “The new Vito offers a perfect example of successful technology transfer within the Daimler Group”, said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG, on the occasion of the world premiere of the new Vito in Berlin. “The model has profited from our 120 years of experience in the commercial vehicle sector and our technology edge when it comes to safety and assistance systems, that were exists in our passenger car portfolio. The new Vito also benefits from our Group-wide expertise in terms of efficiency enhancements.”
Between the time of the model’s market launch in 1995 and the end of 2013 nearly 1.2 million units of the Vito were sold. Like its predecessor, the new Vito is being built at the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in Vitoria, which is situated in the Basque region of Spain. The division invested around €190 million in the plant for the model changeover in the mid size segment.
“We‘re attacking in the mid-size van segment”, said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “We’re now offering new entry-level variants in our traditional markets. But we also plan to conquer new markets, such as North and Latin America, with the new Vito. The vehicle will follow in the footsteps of the Sprinter and become our second global model.”
Mercedes-Benz Vans remains in the fast lane for success: Solid growth in the second quarter of 2014
Developments in the second quarter of 2014 clearly show that Mercedes-Benz Vans remains in the fast lane for success around the world.
SOURCE = MERCEDES BENZ