Mercedes Benz Citan unveiled image

Daimler Ag has just unveiled the new Mercedes Benz Citan ahead of its first public appearance at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover in September.

Citan is the first commercial vehicle created as a result of the strategic partnership between Daimler and Renault-Nissan. It is being pitched as an urban delivery vehicle, claimed to be perfectly suited to the city environment.

Featuring front-end styling inspired by the brand’s new design language, Mercedes says the light van’s look will eventually migrate to the brand’s larger commercial offerings.

Designed specifically for the urban environment, the Citan comes with choice of three lengths and three model variants of Compact, Long, Extra-long (3.94 m, 4.32 m and 4.71 m). Three model variants as a panel van, a crewbus, and a mixed-use vehicle will also be available.

Engine options will include three Mercedes-Benz direct-injected turbo diesel mills, with outputs rated at 55kW, 81kW and 84kW. Torque figures have not been revealed. As expected, the petrol-engined Citan will come with a BlueEFFICIENCY package as standard, which is optional for the diesel versions.

Amongst other features this includes the ECO start/stop function, battery and generator management, plus optimised low rolling resistance tyres depending on the variant which again reduce fuel consumption.

Five and six-speed transmissions with a joystick gearshift positioned within easy reach on the center console will transmit power to the front wheels.