Australian News - February 4, 2021

The New 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vito

It is a proven specialist for the trades, SMEs and service providers: the success of the Mercedes-Benz Vito is based on strengths such as versatility, safety and quality. Extensively updated, the new version is now even more attractive. Highlights include more standard safety features and new assistance systems, a new look with more appeal, smarter and more user friendly infotainment and a simplified range offering specific to customer demands. The new Mercedes-Benz Vito is now available.
The highlights of the 2021 facelift:

  • More safety thanks to the addition of DISTRONIC and Active Brake Assist
  • Improved reversing camera
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • New infotainment
  • Enhanced vehicle interior
  • Redesigned radiator grille with chrome finish
  • Reduced range complexity

 Diane Tarr, Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “The versatility of Vito really sets it apart. In Australia, examples of its use include an RACV home and roadside assist vehicle, an Australian Post delivery van, an Optus technical service vehicle and as a trusted tool for many smaller business operations like florists or even mobile fitness instructors. It is a genuine trade specialist and fleet all-rounder for a wide range of different customers. The Vito’s look and style is often symbolic of the business it supports. The newly designed radiator grill now makes it an even more attractive representation, and with more standard safety, new assistance systems and an upgraded infotainment offering, it will continue to meet the demands of our customers.”

  1. Proven engine and transmission line up continues with reduced complexity, and emphasis on power and carrying capacity.

The facelift continues with the same proven engine and transmission line up, offering the 1.6-litre OM622 engine for the entry level Vito 111 CDI front wheel drive, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission, and the 2.1-litre OM651 engine, combined with the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic for all other rear wheel drive variants. To reduce complexity across the OM651 engine line up, the Vito 114 CDI with 100kw and 330Nm torque is no longer available, making the more powerful Vito 116 CDI with 120kW and 380Nm torque the predominate engine choice for the range. Previously the 114 entry was a short wheel base, this changes, with the medium wheel base now the starting point for the 116 line up. This optimises the carrying capacity on offer to better meet the demands of our customers.

Commercial vehicle customers can now choose from the following three output categories:

  • The Vito 111 CDI with 84kW and 270 Nm torque
    (combined fuel consumption 6.2-6.3 l/100 km, CO2 combined emissions 163-166 g/km)1
  • The Vito 116 CDI with 120 kW and 380 Nm torque
    (combined fuel consumption 6.7 l/100 km, CO2 combined emissions 176-178 g/km) 1
  • The Vito 119 CDI with 140 kW and 440 Nm torque
    (combined fuel consumption 6.7 l/100 km, CO2 combined emissions 176 g/km) 1

The Vito Crew Cab dual purpose vehicle with the ability to carry a team of up to six people is available with the 116 or 119 CDI engine and the Valente 8 seater people mover, is available with the 116 CDI engine.

Vito Technical Data and Pricing:

  Vito 111 CDI

Panel Van

Vito 116 CDI

Panel Van

Vito 119 CDI

Panel Van

Vito 116 CDI 

Crew Cab

Vito 119 CDI 

Crew Cab

No. of cylinders 4 4 4 4 4 4
Displacement (cm3) 1598 2143 2143 2143 2143 2143
Rated output (kW) 84 120 140 120 140 120
Rated torque (Nm) 270 380 440 380 440 380
Transmission 6-spd manual 7G-TRONIC 7G-TRONIC 7G-TRONIC 7G-TRONIC 7G-TRONIC
Permissible gross weight (Kg) 3050 3050 3050 3050 3050 3100
Payload (Kg)2 1260/1198 1095/1060 1062/1027 862/837 829/804 752
Towing capacity (braked/unbraked) (Kg) 2000/750 2500/750 2500/750 2500/750 2500/750 2500/750
Cargo Volume 5.5/6.6 6.0/6.6 6.0/6.6 3.6/4/1 3.6/4/1 n/a
Number of Seats 2/3 optional 2/3 optional 2/3 optional 5/6 optional 5/6 optional 8
MRLP Incl. GST3 $42,900/$45,100 $53,900/$56,100 $62,150/$64,350 $58,300/$60,500 $66,550/$68,750 $65,800

1The declared fuel consumption figures are determined by testing under standardised laboratory conditions in accordance with ADR 81/02. The fuel consumption figures stated are for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles tested under the same technical procedures only. Real world energy consumption figures may vary and are influenced by many factors such as, individual driving style, load, traffic, ambient temperature and vehicle condition.

2Payload figures are estimates only and calculated based on a basic specification vehicle. Real life payload figures may vary depending on a number of factors. Customers should make additional enquires based on the specifics of their vehicle to obtain accurate payload figures.

3 Important note to editors – The price detailed in this document is the current Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price (MRLP) for Vito.

As you may be aware, for the vehicle pricing the MRLP includes GST, but EXCLUDES DEALER DELIVERY AND ALL ON ROAD COSTS such as, for example, registration fees, stamp duty, CTP and the like. Accordingly, please ensure that when you publish the details contained in this document, your publication makes it clear to its readers that:

  • The attached pricing is an MRLP
  • That the MRLP excludes on-road costs and dealer delivery, and
  • For drive away price information, consumers should contact dealers

Whilst we are unable to provide you with drive away pricing due to the wide variation in on-road costs between states and territories, and the different ranges of dealer delivery imposed by dealers, we encourage you to contact one of our authorised Mercedes-Benz dealers in order to obtain relevant and accurate drive away information for your specific audience.

Diversity for success

The Vito demonstrates its diversity in many areas. For instance, the choice of body lengths, engines and optional equipment. The wide diversity of variants make it a partner for a large range of trades: as a panel van it reliably meets all requirements in goods and freight transportation. Almost as frequently it is used as a mobile parts store and service vehicle. The Mercedes-Benz Valente, on the other hand, predominately transports people and goods – often used for businesses who transport up to 8 people in industries such as airport transfers and tourism operations.  Now with more safety and a new look, the Valente is a stand out choice for businesses looking to transport their clients in style, or large families who don’t want to forgo the comfort and safety of a Mercedes-Benz. The Vito Crew Cab bridges the gap between the panel van and Valente: it is a particularly suitable for mobile tradespeople who need to transport their team and goods at the same time.

New safety and assistance systems plus more standard safety added.

Active Brake Assist, DISTRONIC and the digital inside rearview mirror are available on Vito for the first time. Active Brake Assist is standard across the entire range and with it the previous options Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist are now also included as standard. This builds on the impressive standard safety features already included like Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION Assist, ESP9i and the full complement of airbags. DISTRONIC is standard on the 119 only and the digital inside rearview mirror is an optional feature to complement the standard reversing camera on board.

Active Brake Assist and DISTRONIC

The new Active Brake Assist can detect the risk of a collision with a vehicle driving ahead, and first initiates a visual and acoustic warning. If the driver responds, the assistant builds up brake pressure appropriate to the situation. If there is no reaction the system provides support with active braking manoeuvres. In urban traffic, Active Brake Assist also reacts to stationary obstacles or crossing pedestrians.

DISTRONIC is also available with Vito for the first time. Active Distance Assist can maintain the distance to the vehicle travelling ahead set by the driver and relieves drivers, for example, when driving on the highway or in stop-and-go traffic. The system accelerates the vehicle by itself and brakes it with a maximum of half the vehicle’s braking power in order to maintain a safe distance. If the system recognises that stronger braking is necessary, drivers are visually and acoustically warned, so that they – if necessary – can slow down the vehicle.

The Intelligent Light System ILS is also available for the new Mercedes-Benz Vito as an alternative to the halogen headlamps. The Intelligent Light System with Highbeam Assist Plus is now added as standard on 119 only.

The complete package encompasses LED turn signal lamps, LED daytime running lights and LED dipped beam, main beam and cornering light. The headlamps have a variable light distribution which changes to suit the vehicle speed and thus the prevailing conditions when driving on motorways and out-of-town routes. The Intelligent Light System is extended with the Highbeam Assist PLUS. It reacts adaptively to the visibility conditions and adjusts the light distribution and range to the respective traffic situation; it does this by actuating the dipped-beam, partial main-beam and main-beam headlamps as required.

Digital inside rearview mirror: clear visibility to the rear in all conditions

The digital inside rearview mirror is a special highlight and USP in the segment. It transmits the image from the HDR camera in the rear window to the mirror’s display, which can be used in the same way as a conventional, visual inside rearview mirror – even if the boot or load compartment are full to the roof. The advantage: the view of what is happening behind the vehicle is not restricted by head restraints, passengers or other impediments. The camera mounted on the inside of the rear window conveys a field of vision which is twice as wide as a conventional inside rearview mirror, which is limited due to the window area. A clear safety bonus for the digital inside rearview mirror.

The digital inside rearview mirror also comes into its own when visibility is poor: the camera also copes perfectly with multi-storey car parks and rain, transmitting a sharp image to the high-resolution 1600 x 320-pixel TFT LCD screen. The digital inside rearview mirror’s image processing ensures that dark and light image sections are displayed in a balanced way. Not even the low-lying sun can affect the image in the display.

Via the familiar anti-dazzle switch the digital inside rearview mirror can be switched from the camera image to the analogue view. As an optical mirror it facilitates a rearward view of the vehicle interior.

Enhanced look and new infotainment 

The new Audio 30 infotainment system meets many customer requirements. It now provides Vito with a 7-inch touchscreen with Smartphone Integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for the first time. The screen also serves as a monitor for the standard reversing camera, in order to view the traffic area behind the Vito. Because the image signals from the reversing camera are now conveyed digitally, the image is sharper than ever.

The Bluetooth® interface with audio streaming and hands-free functionality for distraction-free telephony while driving and the USB interfaces for charging mobile end devices complete the offering.

New radiator grille and enhancements in the vehicle interior

The designers have modified the distinctive and dynamic design of the Mercedes-Benz Vito. For instance, the new Vito can be identified by the restyled radiator grille, which is coupled with the special equipment items DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist or painted bumpers. The Mercedes star plate is centrally positioned in the radiator grille and surrounded by three black grained louvres. A radiator grille in a chrome design is standard on all models except the entry level 111 – the louvres are then in a chrome look.

The designers have also updated the Vito in the interior. The robust and elegant fabric “Caluma” fabric replaces the previous fabric “Tunja” fabric. The facelift brings new air vents in a sporty turbine look on the left- and right-hand edge of the instrument panel. For all models except the entry level 111, the central dashboard is now framed by an element in a high-quality piano-lacquer look. With this the frames of the new air vents are also in chrome.

Expanded range of colours, new 17 and18 inch wheel options

Customers now also have a whole host of new configuration options for the exterior of all Vito models. The colour palette for metallic paint finishes is extended to include graphite grey and selenite grey. Plus, the well-loved hyacinth red metallic familiar from Mercedes-Benz passenger cars was also added to the selection list for all models. Equally new is the optional steel blue paint finish.

For those who want a striking and dynamic appearance, a number of new light-alloy wheels has been available: two 18-inch light-alloy wheels – one with a 5-twin-spoke design in tremolite grey with high-sheen finish and one with a 5-spoke design in black also with a burnished finish. What’s more, 17-inch light-alloy wheels painted in black have also been added to the scope of available equipment. The 17-inch variant is designed in such a way that it offers improved vehicle aerodynamics.