We have seen the concept car, and now, the German three-pointed automaker deployed the prototype of the Mercedes-Benz Citan for winter test. The urban delivery van was covered in heavy camouflage and we might know very little about the styling lines, but what we know is that it’s the Citan because Mercedes doesn’t have any other concept van. The reason why the van prototype has to be deployed for test drive this soon is because the German carmaker wants to drop the latest version next year and to fill the empty gap, they already release the Viano special edition.
It is about time that Mercedes drops new van model because the Viano has been battling alone on the van market segment and the arrival of Citan is predicted to be given more choices for customers. Mercedes is having a mutual agreement with Renault which means that they don’t have to build Citan urban delivery van from scratch. According to autoevolution.com, the van will be based on the Renault Kangoo platform but it will carry its own design and Mercedes’ details.
It means that the front bumper, the front grille, and headlights on the Mercedes-Benz Citan will be very different from the Kangoo van. Furthermore, our aforementioned platform stated that the Citan German van will be offered in various versions in order to give customers many choices such as passenger van, cargo van, and even the multi-purpose van. On the engine and performance, Mercedes will offer both petrol and diesel engine units.