Mercedes-Benz has officially pulled the wraps off the new 2014 Vito, after teasing it just a few days ago.
The updated Mercedes-Benz Vito will be coming in the panel van, Vito Crew and Vito Tourer versions and the last one will be aimed towards passenger transport, coming in PRO and SELECT derivatives, while the other two have been created for loads but the Vito Crew can get the standard suspension. All versions of the updated Vito now get the adaptive ESP, the all-round disc brakes, the eight airbags, which include the thorax / pelvis side airbags or the window airbags.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Vito will also be available in three different lengths, 4,895 mm long, 5,140 mm long and 5,730 mm long, making it basically 140 mm longer than its predecessor. There are also two wheelbases available and the maximum height is standing in at 1,910 mm. the midsize van can be had with either front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on what you prefer, and it is offering a best in class cargo capacity of 1,369 kg.
Some of the safety features found on it include the Lane Keeping Assist, the Blind Spot Assist, the Active Parking Assist, the Attention Assist, Crosswind Assist and several other tweaks. Clients can also choose the Intelligent Light System with LED low beams, daytime running lights with cornering function and so on. As far as the engine lineup goes, the updated Vito can be had, in front-wheel drive, with a four-cylinder 1.6 liter unit, rated at 88 HP (65 kW) in the Vito 109 CDI.
The Vito 111 CDI is coming with 114 HP (84 kW) and in the rear-wheel drive versions, the 2.15 liter four-cylinder unit is rated at 136 HP (100 kW) in the Vito 114 CDI, at 163 HP (120 kW) in the Vito 116 CDI and 190 HP (140 kW) in the Vito 119 BlueTEC. Units are connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, in standard, except for the Vito 119 BlueTEC, which gets a 7-speed automatic transmission. This gearbox can also be added to other versions of the new Vito, for an extra cost. No pricing details have been announced yet.