- Two wheelbases, three lengths, up to four weight variants
- The panel van: identical load compartment but a higher payload
- Vito Mixto: panel van and crewcab combined
- The new Vito Tourer BASE, PRO and SELECT: much more than a crewbus
- Vito Tourer: passenger compartment seating as versatile as the possible deployment scenarios
- Perfect climate in the vehicle interior
- Sliding door: secure lock with electric actuation upon request
- The new Vito – a platform for conversion
The new Mercedes-Benz Vito: one for all. With a range consisting of panel van, Mixto and Vito Tourer the new Vito appeals to lots of different customer groups. The Vito panel van is aimed at commercial goods transport; retail and services; courier, express and parcel services; skilled crafts, trades and industry; the construction sector; gardening and landscaping, plus car hire.
With a second row of seats and partition, the Vito Mixto has the combined transportation of goods and passengers covered. Target groups likewise include those mentioned above.
The new Vito Tourer is much more than a successor to the conventional crewbus van. Available in three basic designs – Vito Tourer BASE, Tourer PRO and Tourer SELECT – it is the ideal partner for transporting passengers on a commercial basis and serves all segments in this wide field.
Two wheelbases, three lengths, up to four weight variants
Different variants can be obtained of all new Vito models. As before, there is a choice of two wheelbases and three lengths for the new Vito: compact, long (with extended rear overhang) or extra-long (with a further extended wheelbase).
All three lengths are 140 mm (5.5 in) longer than the preceding Vito. This can mainly be attributed to an extended front end to help protect pedestrians. The resulting vehicle lengths are 4895 mm (193 in), 5140 mm (202 in) and 5370 mm (211 in). Both wheelbases are unchanged at 3200 and 3430 mm (126 and 135 in).
The body width likewise scarcely exceeds the figure for the previous model at 1928 mm/76 in (excluding mirrors) to ensure manoeuvrability even in confined traffic conditions.
On the panel van, Mixto and Tourer BASE the vehicle height is 1910 mm (75 in) and just 1890 mm (74 in) for the Tourer PRO and Tourer SELECT. Consequently all variants are significantly below the important two-metre mark and therefore fit standard multi-storey/underground car parks and automatic car washes. Even with the optional roof rails, this is clearly below the critical dimension. Because the radio antenna is integral, it won’t impede entry either.
The permissible gross vehicle weights at the heart of the new Vito range are 2.8 t and 3.05 t. They are complemented by a reduced 2.5 t variant and a new, upgraded 3.2 t Vito. Different equipment lines, numerous optional extras and a unique choice of three drive systems offer scope for custom individualisation.
The panel van: identical load compartment but a higher payload
The Vito panel van’s load compartment is virtually unchanged on the previous model in terms of dimensions. This enables installed components, from service vehicles for examples, to be transferred to the new Vito without modification. The internal height is 1408 mm, while the loading length is 2433 mm (96 in) on the compact Vito, 2668 mm (105 in) on the long version and 2908 mm (114 in) on the extra-long Vito. On the Vito panel van, the front seats have an open-backed seat base which increases the loading length by 153 mm (6 in) across the entire width of the vehicle. This is useful for longer loads.
The load compartment is 1685 mm (66 in) wide with a clearance of 1270 mm (50 in) between the wheel arches, making it possible to load Europallets with ease sideways to the direction of travel. The dimensions for the new Vito’s load compartment result in a cargo volume of 5.5 m³ (194 cu ft) for the compact Vito, 6.0 m³ (212 cu ft) for the long version and 6.6 m³ (233 cu ft) for the extra-long Vito.
Thanks to the newly unveiled front-wheel drive in conjunction with a compact diesel engine, the Vito panel van’s kerb weight for the medium length with standard equipment is just 1761 kg (3882 lbs). As a result, even the Vito with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3.05 t achieves a very impressive payload of 1289 kg (2842 lbs). However, the payload champion of its class is the rear-wheel drive Vito, which has a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3.2 t and a payload capacity of 1369 kg (3018 lbs).
Vito Mixto: panel van and crewcab combined
The basic design for the new Vito Mixto is on a par with the preceding model. It combines the functionality of a panel van and a crewcab in one vehicle. With windows between the B and C-pillar as standard, as well as a rugged, anti-slip floor with a textured surface in the rear, Mercedes-Benz optionally supplies the Vito Mixto with a fixed partition with an observation window of the height of the C-pillar.
People can choose between either a two or three-passenger bench seat in the rear. A ratchet system secures the removable seats to the floor. They all have three-point seat belts with two-way head restraints and even feature the ISOFIX child seat securing system. If desired, there is a comfort version of the rear seats which is like having single seats with separately adjustable backrests and armrests.
The new Vito Mixto is available in all three length variants. Loading length measures between 1.40 m and 1.87 m (55 and 74 in) and the load area covers between 1.86 m² and 2.63 m² (20 and 28 ft²). The cargo volume behind the C-pillar is somewhere from 3.1 m³ to 4.1 m³ (109 to 145 cu ft) depending on length. There are either four or six load-securing points in the Mixto, again depending on the chosen length.
Panel van and Mixto: optimising the cargo area and securing the load
As an option the Vito panel van’s load compartment can be fitted with a rugged, anti-slip plywood floor with a textured surface. This is already standard equipment on the Vito Mixto. In both the panel van and the Mixto the lower side walls are clad with hardboard as standard in the load compartment to protect them from damage. Similar covering is available as an option for the top section on both models. It is possible to go further by adding continuous plywood panelling up to roof height.
There is also an optional “Comfort package” for the Mixto which includes rugged, plastic side panelling for example. The side wall on the left without a sliding door then has a stowage compartment, map pocket, two bottle holders and two cup holders. This package is rounded off by a roof liner and a hard-wearing plastic floor. For securing loads in the panel van and Mixto there are sturdy lashing points on the floor of the load compartment as standard.
This method of load securing can be enhanced by a rail system on the floor with a 25 mm (1 in) grid pattern for lashing eyes. Optional lashing rails can be added to the belt rail along the side wall. These too have a closely spaced, 25 mm (1 in) pattern for attachment points.
Fitting an LED light strip is recommended in the panel van or Mixto if a work lamp is required in the load compartment. The light strip consists of twelve LEDs to illuminate the space brightly and without shadows.