Here's the V-Class' more practical, less stylish, sibling.
Mercedes has unveiled the all-new 2014 Vito, a practical, more utilitarian version of the stylish V-Class MPV the carmaker introduced at the start of the year. The mid-size van boasts a best-in-class 1,369 kg of cargo capacity, and is available in both rear-wheel and front-wheel drive. 140 mm longer than its predecessor, the Vito comes in three different lengths: 4895 mm, 5140 mm, and 5730 mm, and stands at a maximum height of 1910 mm. The 2014 Vito family is made up of the panel van, Vito Crew and Vito Tourer.
The latter is designed for passenger transport, while the former models are tailored for high loads. A comfort suspension is an option on the Vito Crew (standard on the Tourer), while all models get all-round disc brakes, adaptive ESP and up to eight airbags. An array of driving aids include Attention Assist, which monitors the driver’s condition, Crosswind Assist Mercedes says “virtually eliminates” the effects of wind on the vehicle, a tire pressure monitoring system and optional Intelligent Light System featuring LED low-beams, DRLs and indicators. Engine options range from a 88-hp 1.6-liter four-pot in the Vito 109 CDI to a 190hp 2.15-liter four-cylinder in the Vito 119 BlueTEC.