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Mercedes-benz has revealed the all-new Citan commercial panel van.

Essentially a rebadged Renault Kangoo, thanks to the car alliance between Daimler and Renault Nissan, the Citan reveals for the first time the new Mercedes-Benz van family appearance. Prominently displayed is the big chrome Mercedes emblem on a new grille with three perforated louvres for an almost sporty look. There's also an all-new headlamp design accented by the V-shape hood and the front bumper incorporates the trapezoidal air intake shape already seen
in the latest compact Mercedes-Benz cars through to the new Actros.

The Citan will be available in three lengths: compact, long and extra-long. Three model variants as a panel van, a crewbus, and a mixed-use vehicle will also be available.

Safety was a top priortiy for this commercial vehicle and includes as standard Adaptive Electronic Stability Program which simultaneously incorporates ABS (anti-locking braking system), VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) which counters over- and understeer, TCS (Traction Control System) and ASR (Acceleration Skid Control) for drive and braking torque control.

Reducing fuel consumption, a BlueEFFICIENCY package is available for the petrol engine as standard and includes ECO start/stop function, battery and generator management and low rolling resistance tires.

The new Citan urban vehicle will make its public debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover this September.

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