Mercedes-Benz has updated the Vito van range for its 25th birthday.
The latest Vito is available in Panel Van, Mixto, and Tourer specifications – and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,369kg.
The Vito underwent minor exterior revisions for this update, resulting in a modern-looking van that stands out in its segment.
The most noticeable update on the exterior is the new grille, which can now be had with or without chrome.
Additional options for the Vito include:
- Painted bumpers
- Active brake assist
- Driver assist package
The cabin, on the other hand, received multiple updates to differentiate this model from the one it is replacing.
“Caluma” fabric replaces the “Tunja” material fitted to the previous generation, and features a white-striped pattern on the seats.
The interior now also includes turbine-look aircon nozzles and, in conjunction with the optional chrome package, these will be finished in chrome and flanked by a piano lacquer finish on the front fascia.
A heavy-duty and waterproof floor covering is then fitted – providing improved dampening and an anti-slip surface for entering and exiting the vehicle, according to the company.
To round off the interior updates, the range will be fitted with the Audio 10, 30, or 40 infotainment systems – depending on the trim – which are Bluetooth capable as standard.
Additionally, the Audio 30 and 40 systems add a 7-inch touchscreen system to the dash that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Vito facelift also adds more options to the range of safety assistance systems that are available.
In addition to airbags, seatbelt reminder, crosswind assist, and attention assist – the Vito can now be fitted with active brake assist.
This optional package can detect the risk of a collision with a vehicle and will warn the driver via visual and acoustic alarms.
“If the driver responds, the assistance system builds up brake pressure appropriate to the situation. If there is no response, the system actively assists with braking manoeuvres.”
In urban traffic, active brake assist also reacts to stationary obstacles and pedestrians.
The new Mercedes-Benz Vito facelift is sold as standard with a 5-year/100,000km ServiceCare BestBasic contract.
The contract includes:
- Labour to perform service
- Cost of air and fuel filters
- Cost of all oils and lubricants for the engine, gearbox, and axles
If this isn’t sufficient, a ServiceCare Complete package offers additional, all-inclusive comprehensive protection.
Along with the above-mentioned benefits, the Complete package will cover wear and tear repairs, a warranty of nearly all parts and assemblies, and roadside assistance.
Pricing and specifications
The South African pricing for the facelifted Vito range is listed below.