The next-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito has been spied ahead of a reveal expected before this year's end.

Mercedes unveiled the 2014 V-Class at the beginning of the year and now they are putting the finishing touches on its more utilitarian brother, the Vito. The design clearly echoes the passenger-oriented V-Class but at the back it adopts a dual door configuration to enable easier cargo loading & unloading. You will notice both rear windows get their own wipers and the right door has a generous-sized handle.

Engine lineup will be taken from the V-Class so expect to a trio of 4-cylinder 2.1-liter engines developing 136 PS & 330 Nm in the base 200 CDI, followed by the 163 PS & 380 Nm in the 220 CDI and 190 PS & 440 Nm in the 250 BlueTEC.

Expect a high level of customization to be available, including different lengths and wheelbase to better suit specific clientele. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito will likely be revealed in the following months.

Gallery: 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito spied up close

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