Mercedes Benz has now released the price and specification of the new Citan range. It has been based on the Renault Kangoo and completely re-engineered and re-designed inside and out. The vehicles come in a range of lengths: compact, long and extra long.
The basic price excluding VAT is £13,095 for the 108CDI compact and the extra long five seater Dualiner is £17,545. Mercedes have a range of finance deals that can be purchased including a deal which means running the Citan could cost as little as £6.95. They can offer these finance agreements based on their Agility Contract Purchase package. This is great news when it comes to considering the cost of running a fleet with additional purchases that need to be made such as commercial vehicle insurance and fuel.
As well as the variety of lengths there are also a variety of engines on offer. All are 1.5 diesel engines but with either 75hp 108, 90hp 109 and 110hp 111. The peak torque outputs are 180, 200 and 240 Nm respectively. It is a front wheel drive with five or six gear manual speed gearbox. Those that have been fuel optimised by BlueEfficiency produce as little as 112g/km in CO2 emissions.
The load volumes for the Citan range are from 2.4 to 3.8m3 and the payload can gross up to 735kg. The Citan is accessed by twin side hinged asymmetrical back doors or there is the option of the standard fit sliding doors on the side of the van.
The vans have been redesigned so they are less Renault looking and have a more Mercedes feel. It is more expensive than the Kangoo this is because as standard the Citan comes with daytime running lights, ESP, full solid bulkhead, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and speed limiter.