Mercedes-Benz South Africa Unleashes the New Vito: Elevating Connectivity and Comfort

Mercedes-Benz Vans is pleased to introduce the new Vito to the South African market.

Taking connectivity and comfort to the next level, the new Vito offers a distinct upgrade in terms of design, equipment, driver-assistance systems and functionality. Most notably, the new Vito has made a significant leap forward in terms of connectivity, allowing commercial customers to benefit from state-of-the-art digital networking and services that further increase comfort and safety on the road. The sleek new Vito follows the Mercedes-Benz Vans strategy to offer more premium character and high-quality mobility solutions to discerning customers within the commercial sector.

“The Vito is the ultimate all-rounder among midsize vans, and we are delighted to introduce the latest version of this vehicle to the South African market. Representing another step forward in our commitment to providing enhanced premium commercial vehicles to the local market, the new Vito is here to power South African businesses forward with a level of versatility and quality that sets a new benchmark in the midsize van segment.” - Marinus Venter, General Manager of Product & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa

The new Vito: Comprehensive upgrade in design, comfort and functionality

The new Vito displays a clearly sharpened premium character. With its striking new design and updated convenience features, the upgrades to the Vito ensure it remains at the top of its segment. The vehicle features new and expanded driver assistance functions to drastically increase comfort and operability. Moreover, the Vito represents a substantial advancement in connectivity, giving Mercedes-Benz commercial customers access to cutting-edge digital networking solutions that enhance both convenience, efficiency and safety.

For the first time, the new Vito includes the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system as standard in all variants, bringing state-of-the-art digital networking to the medium-sized commercial van segment. Thanks to this update, the new Vito has a 10.25-inch central display that can be operated intuitively by touch. The instrument cluster has a colour display that clearly shows all relevant information. It can be conveniently operated using the touch control panels on the new steering wheel. Now, commercial customers in the midsize van segment can also benefit from modern digital connectivity, including a wide range of Digital Extras that further enhance comfort and relaxed driving.

Furthermore, the new Vito makes a statement with its new exterior and interior design. Characterised by digitisation, the cockpit of the new Vito has a striking new design, featuring a redesigned instrument panel with a touchscreen, new stylish air vents and a new generation of steering wheels. The new Vito now comes standard with leather seating, elevating the vehicle’s interior with an air of elegance and comfort. The new centre console also offers a removable cup holder, two USB-C ports and open storage areas as optional features.

On the exterior, the new Vito immediately stands out with its contemporary new look. The further-developed design gives the Vito a more distinctive and unique optical position as the premium selection in its segment. The new front design is characterised by a powerfully drawn bumper and a new radiator grille. With these updates, the Vito now boasts a sleek and dynamic new look, perfectly aligning with the sophisticated image that discerning businesses seek.

Five new exterior paint colours are available for the Vito, including, alpine grey and vintage blue. The portfolio of paint colours includes a total of 15 colours.

With a gross vehicle weight of just 2.8 to 3.2 tonnes, the Vito remains the nifty all-rounder among midsize vans. The new Vito will continue to be available in three variants as a Panel Van, Mixto and Tourer, and two equipment lines. With this variety, along with the ability to convert the new Vito in collaboration with South Africa’s range of approved VanPartners, the new Vito seamlessly fulfils the requirements of different industries – from tradespeople to maintenance and customer services as well as fleet operators through to upfitters of special transporters for food or emergency medical services. The Vito offers an impressive loading volume of up to 6.6 m³ as a panel van and up to eight seats in the Tourer variant. Additionally, with a vehicle height under two meters, the Vito can easily navigate urban environments and parking structures, making it a versatile and practical choice for businesses.

Finally, recognising that in business, time is a valuable asset, Mercedes-Benz Vans has significantly simplified equipment selection by enhancing standard features and fine-tuning package options to suit specific customer needs. This has drastically reduced the hassle of choosing individual options, creating a streamlined shopping experience for commercial customers.

The new Vito is available from R874,000.

Speaking of the future of the Vito model, Venter concludes, “Currently, our combustion-engine Vito remains the sole model in our midsize van lineup for the foreseeable future. However, our unwavering commitment to our electric strategy persists and we eagerly anticipate the upcoming introduction of the eSprinter later this year.”

For more information on the new Vito, visit: www.mercedes-benz.co.za/vans

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New Vito Equipment, At a Glance:

 

Vito panel van and Mixto

Vito Tourer

Lines

ENTRY, PRO

ENTRY, PRO

Hill Start Assist

Standard

Standard

Tempmatic Semi-Auto A/C

Standard

Standard

Parking package with reverse camera

Optional

Optional

MBUX infotainment
system

Standard

Standard

10.25-inch central display and instrument cluster with 5.5-inch
colour display screen

Standard

Standard

Multi function steering wheel

Standard

Standard

Mercedes-Benz emergency call system

Standard

Standard

Centre console stowage

Standard

Standard

Double cup-holder, centrally located in cockpit

Standard for Mixto PRO

Standard for PRO

Rear lighting at night

Standard for Mixto

Standard

Cruise control

Standard

Standard

ECO start/stop function

Standard

Standard

Electric parking brake in combination with automatic transmission

Standard for Mixto with passenger car registration with Automatic transmission,

Standard

Anti-theft package

Standard for Mixto

Standard

Leather seating

Standard

Standard

New Vito Recommended Retail Pricelist:

Model type

Recommended Retail Price (Incl.VAT)

Mercedes-Benz 114 CDI Panel Van Base

R       874,000

Mercedes-Benz 114 CDI Panel Van PRO

R       897,000

Mercedes-Benz 114 CDI Mixto Base

R       966,000

Mercedes-Benz 116 CDI Mixto PRO

R    1,023,500

Mercedes-Benz 114 CDI Tourer Base

R    1,112,700

Mercedes-Benz 114 CDI Tourer PRO

R    1,135,700

Mercedes-Benz 116 CDI Tourer PRO

R    1,158,700

Please Note: The images distributed along with this press release are for representation purposes only. Actual vehicle specifications may vary. For the most accurate depiction of the new Vito, please visit the official Mercedes-Benz Vans website or contact an authorised dealer.