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Mercedes-Benz Considers Vito Van for U.S.

November 12, 2013

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.
Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito commercial van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet.

The Vito is offered elsewhere around the globe in three lengths, two wheelbases, and three seating configurations. The automaker offers four- or six-cylinder diesel engines mated to rear- or all-wheel drive-trains.

Mercedes-Benz offers the Vito in cargo, crew, and passenger configurations. A passenger version called the Viano adds an upgraded interior, a version that may appeal to airport operators.

In 2009, Mercedes-Benz began offering the Sprinter, which had been a Dodge-branded panel van. The automaker formed its Daimler Vans USA unit at the time.

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Comments

  1. 1. peter tebo [ April 14, 2014 @ 10:51AM ]

    I would like to transport two mountain bicycles with front wheels left on.Can this be done in the VITO cargo van???

  2. 2. Charlotte Ward [ May 10, 2014 @ 03:49AM ]

    Hello, I currently work in the UK selling Mercedes Benz Vito Vans. The load length in the compact vito is 2.44m and 2.64 in the long wheel base so an average mountain bike will most definitely fit. In fact, we recently went over to France to watch the Tour de France and carried bikes in the crew van as well. A great multi-purpose vehicle. Fingers crossed that the USA get to benefit from it!

  3. 3. Charlotte Ward [ May 10, 2014 @ 03:49AM ]

    Hello, I currently work in the UK selling Mercedes Benz Vito Vans. The load length in the compact vito is 2.44m and 2.64 in the long wheel base so an average mountain bike will most definitely fit. In fact, we recently went over to France to watch the Tour de France and carried bikes in the crew van as well. A great multi-purpose vehicle. Fingers crossed that the USA get to benefit from it!

 

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