Our spies have sent us a fresh batch of photos with the forthcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

Set to replace the Viano, Mercedes-Benz’s V-Class (W447) will retain the boxy shape but will be a more passenger-oriented model which will have an upscale design. Its interior cabin has already been revealed and looks way better with considerably more premium materials compared to the outgoing model.

Details about the engine lineup are limited at this moment but Mercedes-Benz will probably offer the V-Class with a 4-cylinder, 2.1-liter diesel BlueEfficiency engine delivering 136 HP (100 kW), 170 HP (125 kW) and 190 HP (139 kW). Gearbox choices should include 7- and 9-speed automatics which will be mated to an optional all-wheel drive setup.

It should be noted that Mercedes-Benz reportedly plans on selling the V-Class in its passenger car showrooms as a replacement for the slow-selling R-Class.

Gallery: 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class spied testing in cold weather

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