The small van will initially be launched as a Panel Van and a Tourer. Later there will be further variants with a long wheelbase as well as a Mixto version.
From its unmistakeable design to its driving behaviour, not to mention its safety and connectivity systems, the new Mercedes‑Benz Citan has the DNA which customers have come to expect of the brand. Compact outside dimensions despite a generous space offering and high load volume open up a diverse range of applications for the new small van, especially in inner-city distribution operations.
The Panel Van and Tourer will also be available in the BASE and PRO equipment lines. On the Citan PRO, the door handles and sliding door strip covers are painted in the vehicle body colour. The interior and the passenger/load compartment are illuminated using LED light technology. Also included as part of the standard equipment are the Mercedes‑Benz audio system, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning and electric windows in the front with comfort function.
The Interior Design Package provides high-quality equipment details such as a high-gloss black trim element in the instrument panel support, chrome surrounds around the air vents of the dashboard and around the speakers, not to mention interior door handles in chrome.
Up to two sliding doors and several partition wall variants
Sliding doors are a practical feature, especially in tight parking spaces. The Citan Tourer comes as standard with two sliding doors, the Citan Panel Van with one.
Besides the closed partition wall between the cab and the load compartment, the Citan Panel Van can also be ordered with a folding version.
Attractive MBUX offering
Among the strengths of the MBUX multimedia system are its intuitive operating concept via the seven-inch touchscreen, the Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel, smartphone integration with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, the hands-free system via the Bluetooth connection and digital radio (DAB and DAB+).
MBUX with navigation additionally offers rapid hard-drive navigation which, thanks to the “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant, can be controlled especially comfortably. The other infotainment functions can also be operated using this.
Assistance in dangerous situations and when manoeuvring
Despite their lower energy consumption, the LED High Performance headlamps offer even greater safety at night thanks to their broader distribution of light and a light colour which is similar to that of daylight.
In addition to the standard equipment, for the Citan Panel Van the Active Safety Package also makes available a number of additional driving assistance systems. This includes Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
The Parking Package includes Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC. It assists the driver in entering and exiting a parking space by providing steering assistance. Parking spaces perpendicular to the road can be used either forwards or in reverse, while parallel parking spaces can only be entered in reverse. If Active Parking Assist was used to park in a space, it can also be used to leave that space. PARKTRONIC can also detect lateral obstacles and warn of their presence.
The Rear Parking Package assists with reverse parking. Ultrasonic sensors and a camera in the handle of the tailgate or rear doors monitor the traffic situation behind the vehicle. It also facilitates reversing up to a trailer drawbar. On the Citan without MBUX, the camera image is shown in the inside rearview mirror, otherwise it is shown on the MBUX central display.