New Mercedes-Benz Vito scoops ‘Van of the Year’
THE new Mercedes-Benz Vito recently scooped the Irish Van of the Year Award.
The new rear-wheel drive Vito, which comes with a number of improvements - the most notable being measures to reduce running costs - was chosen winner of the 2011 award by members of the Irish Motoring Writers' Association
Amongst its new features is the introduction of new engines, a new drive system and new BlueEFFICIENCY technology that delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions up to 15 percent lower than before. Other changes include a new chassis, better ride comfort, increased payload, upgraded appointments in the driver and passenger compartment and a striking new facia. Exterior changes include new reflector headlamps and daytime driving lights and a new upgraded front bumper design.
Five units make up the new Vito range - four diesel and one petrol - beginning with the 95bhp four-cylinder Vito 110 CDI followed by the 136bhp 113 CDI, a more powerful 116 CDI and a top-of-therange V6 224bhp 122 CDI. A V6 258bhp petrol version is also available.
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