Mercedes has unveiled the all-new, second-generation Citan van, with a fresh design, a lot more tech and a fully electric variant on the way. based on the Renault Kangoo, the Citan will go on sale in September this year, priced from less than €20,000 (£17,100).
The new Citan completes a trio of Mercedes vans that includes the larger Vito and Sprinter models, adopting a new design that draws from its passenger automobile relatives.
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At the front, there’s a pair of slim LED headlights beside a twin-bar radiator grille, with smoother surfacing and a a lot more ‘muscular’ look than before, according to Mercedes. The flanks mainly mirror the Kangoo on which it’s based, with minimal body lines, and the Citan will be used in either panel van or Tourer guise. The latter gets sliding rear doors, a full glasshouse and second-row seats.
The Citan is longer than before, at 4,498mm, allowing for a load compartment length of 3,050mm and a lot more carrying capacity than the previous model. short and extended wheelbase versions are on the way, along with a Mixto variant that splits the load bay between passenger and cargo space.
Tourer models can be optioned with split rear doors in place of a tailgate, and feature folding rear seats with a 60:40 split. The panel van features a folding front passenger seat for extra load space.