Mercedes-Benz has published the first images depicting the all-new V-Class scheduled to come out sometime next year.

It turns out previous rumors were accurate as Mercedes-Benz will replace the Viano nameplate with this V-Class which will also serve as a replacement for the slow-selling R-Class. Chances are the new model will be shown in full next March during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and should reach dealerships shortly after that.

Codenamed W447, the new model brings back the V-Class moniker which was phased out approximately a decade ago and we have learned from Mercedes-Benz that business owners will receive a more upscale version that will be sold with the Vito name.

This initial set of photos with the V-Class confirm Mercedes-Benz's switch to a more people-oriented vehicle as the car boasts a premium cabin with wood inserts, chocolate leather upholstery, several metallic accents and an overall similar design to the company's most recent passenger cars.

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