Mercedes-Benz have released details about an all new small van: the Citan. It’s been announced that the Citan will be in dealerships from early next year, meaning van insurance quotes will be available from early 2013. There will be three lengths and three variants of the Citan available. There will also be a choice of four engines, consisting of one petrol and three diesel options. The three diesels will all be 1.5 litre engines but there will be a range of power outputs to choose from in order to suit your particular requirements.
An entry level model, the 108CDI, will have around 75bhp whilst the next model up from this, the 109CDI, will come with around 90bhp. These two will be offered immediately from launch whilst the 111CDI will be later released with 110bhp before the 112 petrol Citan launches with 114bhp.
These two latter models will come equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox whilst the two lower powered diesels will have standard five-speed manuals. The 109 CDI BlueEfficiency has an official fuel economy of around 65.7mpg with emissions of 112g/km making it the most efficient diesel engine in the range and one of the most efficient engines in production. Mercedes-Benz have pride themselves for many years on the efficiency of their engines, both little and large! They are always striving to improve fuel economy in, not only their commercial vehicles, but their cars too.
Furthermore, the Citan will be offered as a panel van, a Dualiner and a Traveliner whilst for each variant there will be a number of other options to choose from, such as the length and payload volume giving potential owners a lot of scope for choosing the size and type best suited to them.
The new Citan will also come with a stack of equipment, including electric mirrors, height and reach adjustable steering, remote central locking, a CD-player and Bluetooth. There are then optional extras to choose from including storage brackets, stowage trays and towbars.
Mercedes-Benz are looking to establish themselves as the leader of the small van market and, on paper at least, it looks like they could well achieve this with the all new Citan!
Could this be the van for you?