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Mercedes-Benz Citan

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new Citan urban delivery van ahead of its public debut at September's IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover and is the first product of Daimler's partnership with Renault/Nissan.

The company's latest model, the first to be designed specifically for the urban environment, will complete the Mercedes-Benz family of vans and is available in a choice of three lengths – Compact (3,940mm), Long (4,320mm) and Extra-long (4,710mm) – and three model variants.

The basic version is the panel van, available in all three lengths, with another model being the Citan Mixto with five seats, based on the extra-long version and has a foldable rear bench seat and two sliding doors. The third model is the Citan crewbus, mounted on the long wheelbase and can be delivered as a five-seater with a foldable rear bench seat and sliding door, optionally available with sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle.

The famous chromed star is set in the center of a grille featuring three perforated slats, along with bold headlamps and a wedge-shaped hood. The trapezoidal shape of the bumper's air intake one of the brand's current design features in the latest Mercedes-Benz cars.

Inside, the instrument panel is designed around the driver with a leather-like grain. The combination switches, gearknob, and switches on the instrument panel are designed with the driver in mind, while the trim over the glove compartment is designed to further enhance the look and feel of the interior.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz Citan