Mercedes- Benz has already dropped a bunch of first official sketches of the all- new Citan. The Citan is expected to have its global outing at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, September this year in Hannover, while before the end of this year the so- called ‘urban delivery van’ will arrive on sale.
Although there is no further information on the official report, the German automaker had said earlier that the Citan is created in conjunction with the Renault- Nissan alliance as a part of their tactical cooperation that involves some more projects to do including the Twingo/ Smart platform and powertrain cross- supply.
The company brings the Citan to be placed in the lower weight range of the van market, including the Vito (2.77 to 3.2 tons), Sprinter (3.0 to 5.0 tons) and Vario (6.0 to 8.2 tons).
That is a reasonable step guess, since the small van segment has grown up in sales over a couple of years and these days the segment has increased to nearly 700,000 units in Europe itself. Moreover the German company also plans to improve its market share by four to five percent or around 28,000 to 35,000 units annually whit the Citan in the Europe’s small van segment.
Volker Mornhinweg who is the boss of Mercedes-Benz Vans stated that the company will capable to make use of the advantages of the trend toward city vans with the Citan’s competitive price and Citan’s high quality.
There is no further information on the vehicle’s engine lineup and details. However the Citan is expected to be available with a wide range of low- emission, fuel-efficient diesel and gasoline engines completed with a BlueEFFICIENCY package. Moreover, the automaker is planning for a pure electric drive version to be offered later on.
The automaker will offer the Citan in a host of configurations, such as panel van, crew bus and Mixto (passenger version) in different lengths and weight classes.
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