The Mercedes-Benz Vito turns 25 this year and to celebrate Mercedes has given it a much needed facelift. The latest iteration of the Vito is locally available in Panel Van, Tourer and Mixto guise.
But what has been updated on the new model? A nip and tuck facelift has resulted in the Vito being one of the most eye-catching mid-size vans to be seen on the road; Upfront there’s the updated radiator grille design – with and without the chrome option – and is available when ordered in conjunction with selected factory options.
The options of the Vito facelift include Active Brake Assist, painted bumpers and a Driver Assist Package, ensuring that the vehicle attributes are even more attractive than its highly successful predecessor.
Inside, the hard-wearing and elegant “Caluma” fabric replaces the “Tunja” fabric found in yesteryears model. It features a white stripe pattern on the seat cushion and backrest, while the sides and headrest are finished off in black.
Then there’s also the new ventilation nozzles (similar to the class-leading V-Class) with a sporty turbine look on the left and right edges of the dashboard. The central dashboard is now framed by an element in piano lacquer finish.
When it comes to the infotainment system, the updated 7-inch touchscreen comes with Smartphone Integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Vito Facelift extends its range of safety assistance systems, continuing the tradition of redefining safety standards in its segment. The Vito Panel Van was the first van to be equipped as standard with airbags and seat belt reminders for both the driver and co-driver. And with Crosswind Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST among the standard equipment six years ago, the Vito already redefined safety standards in this segment.
Pricing for the Vito Panel Van starts at R573 041 while the Vito Tourer starts at R621 283.