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New Mercedes-Benz Vito van range arrives with three body styles and diesel power
5 Mar 2008
MERCEDES-BENZ brought real style to the commercial van market with the current generation Vito in 2004. Adopting an all-diesel model line-up in 2007, the three-pointed star celebrates its 10th anniversary with vans in Australia in 2008 with a revised range that effectively replaces the previous 109CDI with the more powerful and yet more economical 111CDI (although the base 109CDI is retained as a cheaper entry level model for those buyers worried about the $1500 price jump for the 111CDI). Again available in three body styles and with a crew-cab interior offering, the latest Vito range provides the light commercial vehicle (LCV) market with many of the virtues for which Benz is famous.
Model release date: 1 March 2008 to 1 February 2011
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Vito 109CDIReleased: April 2004
Ended: January 2008
Family Tree: Vito
THE current generation Vito van was introduced to Australia in April 2004 with three body styles – the regular Compact van, the Long Hi-Roof van with extra length and height, and the Extra Long van on an extended wheelbase. There were also various Crew Cab models, with a second row of seating. The most popular models were the 109CDI, powered by a 65kW/220Nm 2.1-litre turbo-diesel engine that was upgraded in January 2007 to 70kW/250Nm. Also available were 115CDI (110kW/330Nm) and 119P (140kW/270Nm 3.2-litre petrol) models. The latter was replaced in January 2007 by the 120CDI, a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 with 150kW and 440Nm.
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