Revised Mercedes-Benz Vito arrives in Ireland

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New tech and connectivity for long-standing Mercedes medium van.

There’s a new edition of the Mercedes-Benz Vito hitting Irish dealers. With the tech-packed Sprinter and recently launched all-new Citan arriving in the line-up, the company’s long-running medium-sized van was due a makeover. It arrives at the same time as a revised V-Class.

New look, connectivity

The updates to the Vito on the outside are subtle, but there’s a new front end with a revised grille and headlights, while inside there are more significant changes. Until now the Vito has lacked the most cutting-edge tech available from Mercedes, but this has changed with the arrival of its MBUX infotainment system - ironically, the larger Sprinter was one of the first Mercedes models to use MBUX when it was first introduced in 2016.

The system includes the “Hey Mercedes” voice control system familiar to drivers of Mercedes cars, allowing hands-free control of the Vito’s new 10.25-inch touchscreen. Another part of the digital integration is the ‘Mercedes me’ app, which allows users to connect with their vans remotely to control and monitor their vehicles.

As well as this new tech, the Vito’s safety systems have been upgraded to include new driver assistance functions. Equipment will vary according to trim level and option packs added, but includes Active Brake Assist with emergency and cross traffic functions, Distronic adaptive cruise control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Active Steering Assist, Driving Light Assist including rain sensor, Intelligent Speed Assist and a reversing camera.

Other equipment that’s available includes keyless starting, LED lights front and rear, an electric parking brake, smartphone connectivity, a 5.5-inch colour display, a new multifunction steering wheel featuring touch controls and revised seating for improved comfort.

Three body styles as before, plus electric option

Mercedes will offer the Vito in three body styles - panel van, five-seat Vito Mixto crew van and multi-seat Vito Tourer – with a base model plus Pro and Select trims on offer. Diesel power comes from a 2.0-litre CDI unit with six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic gearbox options, while the all-electric Mercedes eVito will also be offered with a 60kWh battery and 116hp electric motor for a WLTP range of 319km.

The standard Vito panel van comes with a maximum payload of 1,354kg, while gross vehicle weights range from 2.8- to 3.2 tonnes. As well as three different configurations, there are also three body lengths and two wheelbases to choose from.

Speaking about the arrival of the new Vito, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles in Ireland, Fergus Conheady said: “in its latest configuration, the new Vito has moved to a new level in terms of the comfort, connectivity, driver assist and safety systems included within its standard specifications", and now offers “a world of connectivity and digital experiences”.

Prices for the revised Vito start from €35,106 for the entry-level 110 panel van.

Published on May 14, 2024 Written by