Mercedes-Benz has unveiled tonight the all-new 2014 Vito, following last week's teaser announcement.

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled tonight the all-new 2014 Vito, following last week's teaser announcement.

The 2014 Vito looks as expected like a more utilitarian version of the V-Class and will be available in a wide variety of configurations. The mid-size van offers a best-in-class 1,369 kg of cargo capacity and can be had not only with the usual rear-wheel drive layout but also with a front-wheel drive system. It will be available in three different lengths (4895mm, 5140mm, 5730mm) which makes it 140mm longer than its predecessor. Two wheelbases are available while the maximum height stands at 1910mm.

The revamped Vito family comprises the panel van, Vito Crew and Vito Tourer. The latter is destined to passenger transport and can be had in PRO and SELECT derivatives. As for the panel van and Crew, these are tailored to high loads but a comfort suspension (standard on Vito Tourer) can be optionally had on the Vito Crew and comes with less taut springs and more sensitive shock absorber control. All models get all-round disc brakes, adaptive ESP and depending on the version up to eight airbags (including windowbags and throax/pelvis sidebags).

Attention Assist is also standard and monitors the driver's condition and there's also standard Crosswind Assist that "virtually eliminates the effects of gusts acting on the vehicle." All models come with tire pressure monitoring system and optionally with Active Parking Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist. For more money clients can opt for Intelligent Light System (ILS) featuring LED low-beams, daytime running lights and indicators while the main beams have a cornering light function.

As far as the engine lineup is concerned, the 2014 Vito front-wheel drive can be had with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine developing 88 PS (65 kW) in the Vito 109 CDI and 114 PS (84 kW) in the Vito 111 CDI. The rear-wheel drive model comes with a 2.15-liter 4-cylinder rated at 136 PS (100 kW) in the Vito 114 CDI, 163 PS (120 kW) in the Vito 116 CDI and 190 PS (140 kW) in the Vito 119 BlueTEC. These engines are mated as standard to a six-speed manual except for the Vito 119 BlueTEC which comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission that can be optionally had on the Vito 114 CDI and Vito 116 CDI as well.

Additional details are available in the attached press release.

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