A true multi-talent

It is one for all: The Mercedes-Benz Citan is the all-rounder among the inner-city delivery vehicles. Mercedes-Benz presents the new engines and flexible body variants at the TecForum in Frankfurt.

Individual solutions

A year after its launch, the Mercedes-Benz Citan has established itself well in a difficult market environment. Working together with renowned body manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz offers a variety of tested solutions for retail, trades and authorities with the "VanPartner by Mercedes-Benz" certificate – also for the Citan. In Frankfurt, journalists from all over the world now had the opportunity to experience these, in some cases, highly specialized body solutions. 15 examples from five countries provided a selection of the numerous options which go far beyond merely transporting people and materials.

From Germany to Brazil

Bodies and fittings have a long tradition among Mercedes-Benz vans. Body manufacturers handle all of those special requirements which exceed the factory-made variants. These range from workshop vehicles to police vehicles. That is why roughly 50% of all newly registered Sprinters in Europe are equipped with a body or fittings from specialized manufacturers. Approximately 25% of all Vitos are converted and the Citan has now reached 16%. At the body manufacturing centers in Stuttgart, Ludwigsfelde and Charleston, approximately 40 employees focus exclusively on van bodies and fittings. A fourth location will be set up in Brazil in 2014. Over the middle term Mercedes-Benz will also increase its activities in the Russian and Chinese markets.

Mercedes-Benz Citan at TecForum

Clothed in black and yellow: The Citan at the TecForum.

Focus on the customer

Today, specialized body manufacturer managers are already in charge of the customers in the individual markets.
These experts provide technical advice to the body and fitting manufacturers for new models. In addition, they support them with individual purchasing advice. The specialists also examine all of the conversions and issue the approval of the ABH Manufacturer Center. The converted vans may only bear the Mercedes star once they have fulfilled all of the requirements. Buyers can thoroughly customize their Citan also in the factory itself thanks to an extensive list of extras. The Construction site package, for example, includes increased ground clearance, steel and plastic underbody protection along with reinforced tires.

Suitable for personnel transport

Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz also offers tested original accessories for the Citan via its branches and sales partners. One of these was demonstrated on a panel van. It has a fixed towing hitch at the rear, roof bars with two transverse elements and a ladder holder. The new member of the Citan family is a highly flexible estate vehicle with up to 7 seats. It is based on the extra-long design with a 2.2 t gross vehicle weight. This now makes the Citan the ideal vehicle for private personal transport via taxi or for industrial personal transport.

With extra storage components the Citan can be fit to what the driver needs in his car.

A view inside: The Citan is not only spacious but also comfortable.

The Citan can also be used as a wheelchair accessible vehicle with a ramp.

The wheelchair accessibility and space is a great addition to a lot of different services.

The Citan is the ideal vehicle for personal transport.

There are a lot of specialized manufacturers that build bodies and fittings customized to the Citan.

The Citan is also suitable for the transport of sick persons, that can't sit anymore.

In Frankfurt, journalists from all over the world had the opportunity to experience the “VanPartner by Mercedes-Benz” certified body solutions for the Citan.

Not only convenient, but also cool: The Citan in a tuned sports version.

Police, Airport support or taxi car: the Citan is just the right size.

If it is logistics or craftsmenship, the Citan is a true multi-talent.

The body compartments can vary from a dividing wall to smaller drawers to store tools and other small things.

The Citan has enough space for a wheelchair and seats inside.

The Citan is already used for a lot of important jobs. The two color finishing makes it more recognizable.

Mercedes-Benz presents different examples of using the Citan best

A whole winning team: The Citan offers an individual solution for almost anything.

Examples from five countries provided a selection of the numerous body options.

Citan

The Citan is the perfect urban delivery vehicle for your individual sector requirements. What’s more, more than 90 % of all Citan drivers are so impressed with their vehicle that they would buy it again if they had the chance. The reasons are clear: the Citan is flexible, robust and particularly economical.

Mercedes-Benz Citan
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