Mercedes adds to the strength of its commercial vehicles family by launching the all-new Citan van. Designed specifically for the urban environment, the Citan comes with choice of three lengths and three model variants of Compact, Long, Extra-long. The thing is that despite being a CV, the Citan is built and equipped like a Mercedes. That sets it apart from other cars in this segment.
Being a Mercedes, the car comes with an awful lot of safety features. The commercial van has the Electronic Stability Program ADAPTIVE ESP as standard, and also features ABS, VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), TCS (Traction Control System) and ASR (Acceleration Skid Control). And it’s a van we’re talking about, not a high-end luxury car.
The interior is also designed like a Mercedes. Both the driver and front passenger benefit from equally firm, comfortably padded seats, and the instrument panel is designed around the driver. The surface has a leather-like grain for an attractive look and feel.
Engine-wise the Citan can be had with three turbodiesel direct-injection engines with outputs from 75hp (55kW) to 110hp (81kW), as well as supercharged petrol engine generating 115 hp (84kW). Five and six-sped transmission deliver the power to the front wheels. This van also has the the Direct-Steer system for better handling.
Mercedes Citan will debut at IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover in September 2012.