Stuttgart, 17. April 2012 – A customary look and lack of demand: The Mercedes Vaneo developed between 2001 and 2005 to the flop. After the failed attempt in the segment of the Hochtachkombis, Mercedes dares a new attempt. The Citan should come to the market in the fall of 2012.
Kangoo as the basis
The Mercedes Citan was created in cooperation with Renault-Nissan, the technical foundation is at first glance: the Renault Kangoo. For the differentiation of his French gene dispenser Mercedes missed the Citan a rough boiler mask with star, striking headlights and a rapted bonnet. In the interior, another dashboard is used in which the switches and buttons are arranged to Mercedes type.
Standard model of the CITAN series is the box carriage in three long from 3.94 above 4.32 to 4.71 meters. On the XL version, the Citan Mixto is based with FUF Sit, foldable fund seat and two sliding calves. Third in the bundle, the Citan Combi on the basis of the 4.32 meter version: a funfeaster with complete glazing, foldable rear seat bench and a sliding tower. Optionally, there is a sliding exhortation extra. From the station wagon, Mercedes was allowed to develop a car similar version for private clients in the foreseeable future. More for the trade Interesting are the three to which weight variants up to a maximum of 2.2 tonnes admitted total weight.
The serial adaptive ESP takes into account the loading state. In addition, up to six airbags are standard mabig. Under the hood are three diesel between 75 and 110 hp as well as a turbo gasoline with 114 hp available. The motors come from Renault, all diesel are erupted with a particle filter. The power transmission to the front preview manual transmission with FUF or six went. Serial mabig is there a BlueEfficiency package with a start-stop system and lightweight tires for the CITAN petrol engine, it costs surcharge for the self-zunder.
On the way to Hanover
The audience premiere of the Mercedes Citan takes place in September 2012 on the commercial vehicle IAA in Hanover. Prices have not yet been mentioned, but the entry should be allegedly gunstiger than the VW Caddy. Volker Mornshew, boss of the Mercedes commercial vehicle division, believes in the success of the French Swabia: four to five percent market share are the goal for the Citan.