Mercedes-Benz Citan van revealed ahead of debut

Mercedes-Benz Citan van revealed ahead of debut

Mercedes-Benz first broke cover on the Citan back in February, but they have revealed its production version in Amsterdam, ahead of its September debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany.

By the looks of it, the van is smaller in size than existing Mercedes-Benz vans such as Sprinter, Vario, Viano and Vito, and is aimed at commercial businesses for their use inside Europe’s crowded cities.

The compact panel van will be available with a choice of diesel and petrol engines. It includes three turbo-diesels with power ranging from 75 to 110 hp, and a supercharged 115 hp petrol engine. The petrol variants will be mated to a 5-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Citan is based on Renault’s Kangoo and will be built at the French automaker’s assembly plant. The van is expected to make an early 2013 entry in Europe, but it is unlikely to be added to the GCC range alongside the Vito and the Sprinter anytime soon.

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