Mercedes has been long to the commercial vans business & after it joined the Renault Nissan Alliance it announced a small delivery van called Citan which abbreviates City Titan.
Merc has released sketches of the upcoming van earlier which seems to be based on the Renault Kangoo As Merc is Developing It with the Renault Nissan Group.
The Citan broadens Mercedes-Benz’s offerings in in the lower weight classes of the van market, which include the Vito (2.77 to 3.2 tons), Sprinter (3.0 to 5.0 tons) and Vario (6.0 to 8.2 tons).
The German company said that the small van segment has picked up in sales these past couple of decades and has now grown to around 700,000 units in Europe alone. It added that it plans to gain a market share of four to five percent in this segment with the Citan, which equals to 28,000 to 35,000 units a year in Europe.
The Citan will be offered in many configurations including panel van, crew bus and Mixto (passenger version) in various lengths and weight categories.
Mercedes has not yet revealed specific details on the engine lineup, but it said that the Citan will be offered with a broad range of low-emission, fuel-efficient diesel and gasoline engines along with a BlueEFFICIENCY package, adding that a pure electric drive version is also being planned for the near future.
Recently the van sas been rendered & we would like to show it to you, tell us what do you think of the Mercedes Small Van in the comments below.
Source : theophiluschin