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Opkvikket Vito is a well-run panel van

Motorvejstrafikken in front of me slows down. Rush hour has sent many drivers on the road, but actually it is not the big problem for me.

I'm sitting in a copy of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz Vito, and is standard equipped with an adaptive cruise control, which even makes sure to keep the distance to the front – both here on the highway and in "stop-go".

And, in fact, is the adaptive cruise control, which Mercedes-Benz calls the Distronic+, an excellent picture of what the mini of Vitoen has brought. The model has been given more equipment and become more comfortable. But at a few points it lags, however, for the kassevognen. It I turn right back to.

The new Vito is available with front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and in three different karosserilængder. Testbilen is baghjulstrukket and is in the middle of the three karrosserilængder, called Long.

visually, there are not major changes, especially the exterior looks like itself. Testbilen is with plastkofangere and taking in the light of the big design awards, but it is convenient at construction site.

Inside the cabin on the other hand, happened a little more. The standard equipment count in future a centrally located seven-inch screen with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

From the display, you can control music, navigation and various other things. It counts up, you can now connect your mobile phone with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and the radio has become digital, but the touch screen does not belong to the allerhurtigste.

Comfort is good. The seats support well, and the armrest at the driver's seat is standard, and in combination with the excellent nine-speed automatic transmission call it in a relaxed, comfortable ride, and allow the højrearmen rest on the armrest and venstrearmen in the window sill, and otherwise twiddle away with both hands on the steering wheel. Of course.

the Comfort in the cabin is high. Photo: Niels Friis

The comfortable impression goes beyond what is going on in the cabin, also on the road appears the upgraded Vito comfortable.

the Model is letkørt and behave in many ways like a passenger car while driving.

Mercedes-Benz has given came as standard in the Vito an overhaul, and the new engines, which among other things is known from the E-class, together with the 9G-Tronic gearbox to reduce the consumption by up to 13 percent compared with the previous generation of the Vito.

It is well done by Mercedes-Benz. One should be aware, however, that testbilens 136 hp and 330 Nm of not earth. Especially on the highway works the engine a little breathless, and to often have of the trailer on the towbar in the rear, there may be reason to choose the model with more power.

When we now know things that pulls down the overall impression, I miss more space for ejecting in the cabin, like the number of cup holders to three seats is limited. Moreover, the two cup holders on the dashboard is very small and thus can not accommodate, for example, a coffee cup.

Inside the city traffic, it is also clear to me that it would have dressed Mercedes-Benz to find space for a rear view camera on the list of standard equipment, for it can be very difficult to grasp the rear end far to the rear, if you have to back out from a car park or turn around.

A regular cargo hold. Photo: Niels Friis

With the mini appears Mercedes-Benz Vito more up-to-date. The level of standard equipment is quite nice, and especially the adaptive cruise control and the nine-speed automatic transmission will create happiness among the drivers, who can also enjoy better fuel economy.

The smallest engine oozes, however, not of profits, and the cabin is a little lacking practical space.




driving performance


the Lack of aflæggeplads in the cabin

rear view camera is optional

Small cup holders

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Keep the thief away

A cool feature for the sometimes hårdtprøvede craftsmen is that the Mercedes-Benz Vito for mini now the standard is equipped with alarm system.

Of the good reasons it has not been possible to test the alarm during the test of Vitoen, but it works by that the alarm goes off by unauthorized opening of the front doors, load area and bonnet or if your vehicle's manual nødnøgle be put into use.

- When the work day is over, it is at least as important that the tool and the other values can be safely stored in the car, and therefore we have chosen to make the alarm system to a part of the standard equipment in the new Vito, " says Jens Lyngholm, product manager at Mercedes-Benz Vans in Denmark, in a press release.

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Vito and leasing

Are you not interested in buying a van, but instead will lease, you can also, of course, the at the updated Mercedes-Benz Vito.

front Vito 110 FWD can be leased from 1375 kr. pr. month and with a førstegangsydelse of 35,000 dkk. The price is inclusive of service and 15,000 miles per year over 48 months.

The smallest Vito 110 FWD is equipped with a 102 hp diesel engine, so there will not be the major forces available.

you Will have the larger Vito 114 RWD, like testbilen, it can be leased from 1795 kr. pr. month with the same førstegangsydelse, and also here is the price inclusive of service and 15,000 miles per year over 48 months. All prices are excl. vat and incl. charge.

208.227 kr. excl. vat

263.800 kr. excl. vat

R4 diesel engine

the 9-speed automatic transmission

136 hp

330 Nm

13.9 km/l

187 g/km

3050 kg

1036 kg

2500 kg

5550 kg

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