Mercedes-Benz introducing new T-Class van with conventional and all-electric drive options; families and active leisure
Mercedes-Benz Vans provides vehicles in the small-, mid- and large-size van segments. Now, the company will use a small van platform to create a new vehicle tailored to the needs of families while also being a suitable companion for active leisure enthusiasts.
Like the V-Class, which is successfully positioned in the midsize segment, Mercedes-Benz Vans will also be offering a small van for private customers from the first half of 2022. The class designation of this new model is “T-Class.”
The T-Class is intended to meet the needs of families and leisure-oriented people at an attractive price-value ratio. (The letter T stands for efficient room concepts.)
The new Mercedes-Benz T-Class offers a large amount of space and is suited to a range of different uses, including passenger transportation as a reference within sharing services. The wide-opening sliding doors on both the left and right-hand sides of the vehicle as an example allow easy and comfortable access to the interior. Alongside conventional drive systems, there will be also a fully electric version.
In the small van segment, Mercedes-Benz Vans has been represented by the commercially positioned Citan since 2012. In August last year, the Vans division announced a successor to the compact urban delivery van, together with a fully-electric variant. Based on this small van platform, two vehicles will be created: while the Mercedes-Benz Citan is tailored to the requirements of commercial customers, the Mercedes-Benz T-Class is primarily focused towards private customers.
The T-Class and the Citan will be established in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.