Mercedes-Benz has unveiled official sketches of its new front-wheel drive urban delivery vehicle

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new Renault Kangoo-based successor to the long-discontinued Vaneo commercial van in a series of official sketches.

Called the Mercedes-Benz Citan, the new front-wheel drive urban delivery vehicle is scheduled to get its first public premiere at the Hannover commercial vehicle show in September, prior to the start of sales, including right-hand-drive, later this year.

See official sketches of the Mercedes-Benz Citan

To be eventually sold in five different body variants and three different wheelbases, the Citan will be powered by a range of Renault developed, but Mercedes-Benz enhanced, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines ranging in power from 59bhp to 108bhp. CNG and LPG variants are set to follow.

Mercedes-Benz says the European market for light commercial vehicles has grown to 700,000 annually, of which it is seeking to gain a market share of about four per cent with the Citan – a figure that hints at a conservative sales target of between 28,000 and 35,000 per year.

“We will take advantage of the trend toward city vans,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The Citan – a name Mercedes-Benz created from the words ‘city’ and ‘titan’ – is planned to compete both on price and features with a raft of well established vans, including the Volkswagen Caddy, Citroën Berlingo, Fiat Doblo and its sister car, the Renault Kangoo, alongside which the new Mercedes-Benz will be produced in Maubeuge, France.

Greg Kable

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3 February 2012

Wonder if we will get a Berlingoesque utilitarian MPV verison of the Citan?

For some reason that holds a lot of appeal.

Ohhh.... and an AMG version. Now that's my sort of car! ;-))

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

3 February 2012

Sketches. Of a van. You lot must be really bored. If I stab a couple of pencils through a fish, stick some Ritz crackers on each end and take a picture of it, will you put that up too?

[quote Autocar]urban delivery vehicle [/quote]

That is comedy gold. What about the needs of rural delivery folk? Wont someone think of them?

3 February 2012

They're aiming between four and four percent. Really? Lol

3 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]Ohhh.... and an AMG version.[/quote]

Ha! That would be great!

3 February 2012

They should give a free "Citan" to every poor soul who purchased a Vaneo. Terrible piece of crap. Disappointing after the decent Vito and excellent Sprinter. Poor reliability, horrendous servicing costs and a pain in the butt to service/repair as well.

3 February 2012

Who knows what Brabus have in store for it....

3 February 2012

[quote theonlydt]They should give a free "Citan" to every poor soul who purchased a Vaneo.[/quote]

It would please a certain troll to know that I've driven a Vaneo...

3 February 2012

[quote Mad for tar]

Who knows what Brabus have in store for it....

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That should be interesting...

289

3 February 2012

Wow!

It looks like......erm....a van

3 February 2012

[quote 289]

Wow!

It looks like......erm....a van

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Very observant! ;)

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