Monday, 03 August, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Announces New Small T-Class Van

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Ginger Lawrence | 01 August, 2020, 02:45

Aside from the state-of-the-art MBUX infotainment system and an innovative heads-up display (we reported), the impending 7th-gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class is getting the company's signature suspension design called E-Active Body Control.

The S-class was also one of the world's first self-driving cars, though the first model to be so capable, the 1995 S-class re-engineered by Ernst Dickmanns and his team at Bundeswehr University, was only a concept. "These customers seek attractive and practical compact vehicles - and it is precisely these demands which the new T-Class fulfils".

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be revealed in September with United Kingdom deliveries expected in early 2021.

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The first-generation Citan was often criticised for being just a rebadged Renault model and Mercedes wants to make sure its successor is "clearly discernible at first glance as a member of the Mercedes-Benz family". The passenger auto will be called the T-Class, while the commercial van version will continue to wear the Citan moniker, with both launching in early 2022. Especially in terms of design, value, safety and connectivity, the new vehicle will bear the DNA of Mercedes-Benz.

The new S-Class also debuts rear wheel steering, which improves both low-speed manoeuvring ability and agility.

While we are yet to see any official images of the T-Class other than the teaser sketch above and below, Mercedes says there will be plenty of interior room on offer while dual sliding side doors will ensure maximum accessibility. Mercedes-Benz Vans in the small van segment In the small van segment, Mercedes-Benz Vans has been represented by the commercially positioned Citan since 2012. Based on this small van platform, two vehicles will be created: while the Mercedes-Benz Citan is a no-compromise vehicle tailored to the requirements of commercial customers, the Mercedes-Benz T-Class is primarily focused towards private customers. Developed in partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the new T-Class will share its underpinnings with the next-gen Renault Kangoo.