In case you’re one of those humans that can’t live without a house project – or maybe you’re a handyman by trade – Mercedes has the right vehicle for you: the Metris Toolbox.
Unfortunately the model showcased during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show is just a concept – but seeing all the racks, compartments and shelves we can imagine there’s no more impossible weekend project in your vocabulary. The Mercedes-Benz Metris (Vito) is a great work partner, and the automaker decided to showcase the possibilities for customization using its MasterSolutions upfitting service. This concept becomes a mobile toolbox for mechanics on the go – perfect for a weekend at the track, a garage or home project, or anything else you can think of.
Mercedes’ tuner Renntech was commissioned to build the Mercedes-Benz Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox Van concept – and there’s even a quirky blue and silver handle coming out of the roof. The turquoise paint and wheels, but also the passenger side artwork showcasing cubbies full of screws, nuts, and other common should be the main attention grabbers. Inside there are numerous racks and compartments, a tile floor, and also a transparent plastic divider between the passenger compartment and cargo bay. The concept uses a standard powertrain – 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 208 horsepower (155 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque, hooked to a seven-speed auto and rear-wheel drive.