Mercedes Benz V Class
(3rd Gen)

3rd Gen Mercedes Benz V Class Front Image
  • Model Year 2014 to Onwards
  • Class Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Layout Front-Engine, FWD
    Front-Engine, RWD
    Front-Engine, 4WD
  • Style 4-door Van
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The Mercedes-Benz Vito is a light commercial van produced by Mercedes-Benz. It is available as a standard panel van for cargo, or with passenger accommodations substituted for part or all of the load area. The V-Class/Viano is a large MPV. The first generation went on sale in 1996. The second generation was introduced in 2004, and the vehicle received the new Viano name. In 2010, the vehicle was facelifted with revised front and rear bumpers and lights. The interior was also improved with upgraded materials and new technology. The third generation was launched in 2014 and returned to being called V-Class. The Viano is available in both rear and four wheel-drive configurations and comes in three lengths, two wheelbases and a choice of four petrol and diesel engines coupled to either a six-speed manual or five-speed TouchShift automatic transmission. The third generation V-Class was launched in 2014 as a full size MPV to replace the Viano and R-Class. However, it was marketed as a successor to the Mercedes-Benz Viano. Sales commenced in Germany in May 2014, with European sales following in June. The car is sold in the United States and Canada as the Mercedes-Benz Metris since 2015 as a 2016 model year. At the time of its introduction it was the least expensive starting price for a new Mercedes-Benz model in the United States according to a magazine. The V-Class was a long-wheelbase model initially, with compact and extra-long variants due at a later date. A special launch model based on the V 250 BlueTEC is called Edition 1, and is fitted with a range of additional equipment including leather interior, Burmeister sound system and large alloy wheels and Agility Control suspension system. Changes to Vito included standard Attention Assist and Crosswind Assist, optional Intelligent Light System, LED indicators, LED daytime running lamps, LED low-beam headlamps, main beam with cornering light function. The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 International Commercial Vehicles show. Production of V-Class in Vitoria, Spain plant began in March 2014, followed by Mercedes-Benz Vito in autumn 2014. Also, it started production in Argentina and production at the Fujian Daimler plant, China started in March 2016.

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