Mercedes-Benz has given its Vito van a safety boost for 2021.
The Toyota HiAce and Volkswagen Transporter rival has gained autonomous emergency braking, while lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring have been removed from the options list and added to the standard equipment list.
Adaptive cruise control is now standard on range-topping models, and a camera-based central rear-view mirror is available as an option.
Mercedes-Benz also says it’s improved the reversing camera with the Vito’s update.
Along with the expanded safety suite, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito features a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (dubbed Audio 30) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Externally, a range of new colour options works with a new grille and 17- or 18-inch wheel options to differentiate the 2021 Vito from its predecessor.
Order books for the Vito are now open.
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI SWB panel van: $42,900
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI LWB panel van: $45,100
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI MWB panel van: $53,900
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI LWB panel van: $56,100
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI MWB crew cab: $58,300
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI LWB crew cab: $60,500
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119CDI MWB panel van: $62,150
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119CDI LWB panel van: $64,350
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119CDI MWB crew cab: $66,550
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116CDI LWB crew cab: $68,750
All prices exclude on-road costs.
Power will come from a choice of three four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito.
The entry-level Vito 110CDI packs a 1.6-litre unit with 84kW of power and 270Nm of torque. It’s front-wheel drive, and has six-speed manual only.
The 116CDI has a 2.1-litre engine with 120kW of power and 380Nm of torque. It’s rear-wheel drive and has a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The 119CDI has a variation of the same 2.1-litre engine with 140kW of power and 440Nm of torque, once again sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Vito 111CDI has a claimed combined fuel consumption of 6.2-6.3L/100km.
The Vito 116CDI and 119CDI have a claimed combined fuel consumption of 6.7L/100km
The Mercedes-Benz Vito has a five-star ANCAP rating based on testing carried out in 2014.
When it was tested, it scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, 67 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 85 per cent for safety assist.
Standard safety equipment across the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito range includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Crosswind assist
- Lane-keeping assist
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Reversing camera
- Automatic headlights
- Automatic windscreen wipers
- Six airbags
The Mercedes-Benz Vito SWB measures up at 4895mm long, 1928mm wide and 1910mm tall, with a 3200mm wheelbase.
The Vito MWB measures 5140mm long, but is otherwise dimensionally identical, while the LWB is 5370mm long on a 3430mm wheelbase.
Payloads and towing capacities for the Vito are below:
|Payload||Permissible mass||Towing (braked)||Towing (unbraked)|
|111CDI SWB van||1260kg||3050kg||2000kg||750kg|
|111CDI LWB van||1198kg||3050kg||2000kg||750kg|
|116CDI MWB van||1095kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|116CDI LWB van||1060kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|119CDI MWB van||1062kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|119CDI LWB van||1027kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|116CDI MWB crew cab||862kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|116CDI LWB crew cab||837kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|119CDI MWB crew cab||829kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
|119CDI LWB crew cab||804kg||3050kg||2500kg||750kg|
The Vito range is backed by a five-year, 250,000km warranty.
Maintenance is required every 12 months or 25,000km.
Standard equipment in the Mercedes-Benz Vito 111CDI includes:
- Two-seat capacity (three-seat bench optional)
- Walkthrough to cargo area
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Steel spare wheel
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Fabric seat trim
- Dual sliding doors
- Tailgate with window
- 7.0-inch infotainment system with DAB digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Moving to the 116CDI adds:
- Gloss black interior trim
- Chrome interior highlights
- Underbody-mounted spare wheel
- Automatic start/stop
- Chrome radiator grille
- 25L AdBlue tank
- Auto hold function
- Parking sensors
Jumping to the 119CDI brings:
- 17-inch alloy wheels with steel spare
- Roof rails
- Body-coloured bumpers
- LED head- and tail lights and auto high-beam
- Adaptive cruise control
Crew Cab versions of the Vito gain:
- Three-seat rear bench
- Rear interior lights
- Wooden floor
- ISOFIX and top tether points
- Rear passenger heating