Stylish Sport Model Adds to Mercedes Vito Appeal

Blinged up but still built for a builder, the new Mercedes Vito Sport could be all vans to all men…

Chrome sidebars, chrome grille, fog lamps surrounded in chrome and five-spoke alloy wheels that, if you squint, could possibly be chrome. These are all items you’ll find on the new Mercedes Vito Sport, a van for the working Dad that wants a little more style than the average white box on wheels provides.

Inside is air-conditioning as standard, special ‘comfort’ seats, some floor mats with Sport branding and an infotainment system with colour screen. The Audi 15 system is also prepped for the optional plug-in MapPilot navigation system, allowing you to upgrade to the full navigation experience quickly and easily.

Available as a crew van as well as a standard panel van, this adds an extra row of seats making a suitable vehicle for work and leisure. Compact and Long body lengths are available, while engine choices are between the 116 BlueTEC and 119 BlueTEC options.

Prices start at £24,495 excluding VAT for the 116 compact panel van, rising to £29,990 for the 119 long crew van.

While we adored the Sport X version of the old Vito, the new X probably won’t appear until spring 2016. Until then, the Sport looks the part while offering a practical combination of van and family car.

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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