A VAN FOR EVERY NEED: The Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 CDI Panel Van, part of new range of vans in SA, is a workhorse for every need says the automaker. Image: Quickpic
Cape Town - The new Mercedes-Benz Vito has arrived in South Africa in three variants - panel van, Tourer and what the automaker calls a 'Mixto' (a combination of the two).
The Vito panel van is available with two different drive systems and with up to 1344kg of cargo capacity, it has the highest payload in its class claims Mercedes.
The Mixto, says the automaker, combines the advantages of a panel van with a people mover. The Tourer sees the automaker opening entirely new chapter in passenger transport models with two versions available locally - Vito Tourer PRO and the premium Vito Tourer Select.
Gallery: 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito
The Vito is offered in both rear and front-wheel drive variations. The front-wheel drive Vito 111 CDI is powered by a transverse-mounted, four-cylinder 1.6 litre engine capable of 84kW.
The rear-wheel drive option uses a 2.2 litre four-cylinder tuned to three power output levels: the Vito 114 CDI (100kW); the Vito 116 CDI (120kW) and the Vito 119 BlueTEC (140kW).
A six-speed manual is offered as standard but the 7G-tronic plus auto with a torque converter is optional for the Vito 114 CDI and Vito 116 CDI and standard on the Vito 119 CDI. Merc says it is the world's only auto transmission with torque converter and seven gears.
The Vito BlueEFFICIENCY package is available in rear-wheel guise and standard for the 116 and 119 Tourers (with auto transmission).
Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 5.7 litres/100km for the Vito 116 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY.
All Vito's are sold with five-year or 120 000km service plan (up from five-year or 90 000km) . Service intervals are rated at 40 000km or two years.
According to Mercedes-Benz SA: "It is also available on Mercedes-Benz Financial Services’ industry-leading leasing agreement Agility, and is offered with CharterWay, the manufacturer’s range of maintenance plans."
111 CDI Panel Van - R372 780
114 CDI Panel Van - R409 830
116 CDI Panel Van - R443 460
111 CDI Mixto - R443 460
116 CDI Mixto - R556 320
111 CDI Tourer PRO - R516 272
114 CDI Tourer PRO - R540 314
116 CDI Tourer PRO - R572 348
116 CDI Tourer Select- R676 088
119 CDI Tourer Select - R744 386