- Facelift for Mercedes V-Class touring bus
- Completely new approach to design, value
- Even more comfor and safety for MPV segment.
MUNICH, Germany – In 2014 the Mercedes-Benz V-Class premiere delivered a completely new approach to design, value, comfort and safety among such vehicles.
”It went on,” Mercedes reported, ”to be a true success. Proof of this can be found in the 209 000 or so V-Class units sold since its market launch in 2014.”
The facelift will, the automaker says, be a refreshing replacement with ”focal points” that include a re-styled nose, and a four-cylinder diesel engine capable of 176kW and possible fuel consumption of about six litres/100km.
For the first time in the range, a 9G-Tronic autobox will be available, also present will be auto braking.
The new V-Class can be ordered in Europe from March 20 2019 with prices in in Germany from 36 990 euros (inc 19% VAT). A fully-electric version is coming down the road.
A number of exclusive body colours will be available along with black, twin-spoke alloy wheel rims ranging from 17” to 19”.
The interior is described by its maker as following ”the trend of modernity and clarity” with new – including leather – upholstery on fully-reclining frames in a range of colours. Trim can include piano-black, carbon-fibre and brushed aluminium.
Rear accommodation, Merc says, will be equally luxurious and also be fully reclining.
Most engine variants will be rear-wheel drive but 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive will be an option. Vehicle height remains under two-metres even with AWD.
The Marco Polo touring versions and eDrive@VANs will also be produced.
FIVE YEARS ON
Management board member Wilfried Porth told The Corner in a media release: “With the introduction of the V-Class five years ago we showed that a stylish and dynamic presence was possible in XXL format and convinced families, leisure adventurers and business customers from Europe and across Asia.
”Proof of this are the 209 000 V-Class units sold since market launch and the fact that the vehicle has one of Mercedes youngest buyer groups.
”With this model we will continue this success story, building on the strengths of our MPV in a targeted manner. And soon will be the next big statement about a fully electric MPV.”