Mercedes-Benz Vito – light commercial vehicle produced by the German company Mercedes-Benz since 1995 in Spain. Vito has been designed to carry light loads or transport of persons (minibus). Since 2003, he produced a second generation model, which is called a personal version of the Viano. Vito name comes from the name the Spanish town in which it is produced – Vitoria.
Mercedes-Benz Vito and (factory code W638) debuted in 1995. This model received the title of Van of the Year 1996. Auto personal version called class V.
The vehicle has been built based on the floorboard Volkswagen T4. In 1997, under the hood of the vehicle struck a Volkswagen VR6 engine power of 174hp. In 1999, the car undergoes a facelift. Changed include interior and exterior detail (eg orange turn signals replaced with white flares), and first of all introduced modern CDI unit with a capacity of up to 120hp.
Mercedes-Benz Vito II (factory code W639) debuted in 2003. This model received the title of Van of the Year 2005.
The engine range has been slightly changed. In place of the front drive came back, which improved maneuverability. In addition unowoczeÅ›nieniami as equipment richer and better finishing materials has become possible to configure the length of the body. Were divided on the version of the utilitarian-goods, cargo vans, passenger, mixed well with a high roof and on the personal-luxury under the name Viano.
In 2010, the car undergoes a facelift. Changed front and rear lights and bumpers remodeling. The interior has been changed and the characteristics of the suspension. Also introduced new versions of the engine. In July 2010, started pilot production of all-electric version of the car – Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell with a range of 130km on a single charge.