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Mercedes-Benz has previewed a new entry-level van series named Citan that will make its world debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover next September.

Combining the words "city" and "titan," the Citan is the fourth model added to Mercedes-Benz' commercial vehicle family. The Citan joins the Vario (6.0 to 8.2 tons), Sprinter (3.0 to 5.0 tons) and Vito (2.77 to 3.2 tons) models.

The new urban delivery van will be offered as a panel van, a crewbus, and a mixed-use vehicle. Same as the rest of the Mercedes-benz commercial van family, it will be available in a variety of lengths and weights.

No specifications have been announced yet, but powertrains will include low-emission diesel and gasoline engines as well as a BlueEFFICIENCY package.

An electric drive version is also planned. No indications have been made if the electric powertrain will be adapted from the Vito E-CELL.

The Citan will be launched on the market in fall 2012.

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