It looks like Mercedes-Benz will live up to expectations and unveil the next generation Citan in about a month. The Stuttgart-based automaker has just released a new teaser image with the light commercial vehicle and it is finally showing off its forms without any camouflage. Full debuts are scheduled for August 25, but let’s see what we know about the model so far.
As previously reported, Mercedes will launch the Citan in two versions – one with combustion and the other with a purely electric powertrain. The automaker promises compact exterior dimensions and generous cargo space, which should make the LCV a very diverse offering in the market.
Mercedes considers the main applications of the new Citan to be an urban delivery van thanks to its compact size and wide-opening sliding doors on both sides. In combination with its low loading line, this should allow easy loading and unloading of the vehicle. A passenger version of the Citan, the Citan Tourer, will also join the range offering “high functionality and variability”.
Similar to what Renault has done with the new Kangoo and Express, Mercedes will split its small LCV range into two model series. The Citan will be a more affordable van aimed at business and small business customers, while the T-Class will be a bit more luxurious and will be “suited to the needs of families while being a suitable companion for those who enjoy active leisure”.
The first to debut in Mercedes’ fully revamped LCV family will be the Citan and we expect it to be launched with the fully electric eCitan model. In fact, Renault introduced the Kangoo and the Express together so that the German automaker could follow a similar strategy and unveil the Citan with the T-Class in about a month.