The Mercedes-Benz Vito has been voted "Van of the Year 2005" by a jury
of trade journalists from Europe. They particularly praised the van's
design appeal as well as its handling and ride comfort which they said
came close to passenger-car levels.
The jury also noted that the Vito uncompromisingly met all the
requirements of a van including variety of models, choice of three
different body lengths, two roof heights and engines with outputs
ranging from 65 kW to 218 kW.
“The Vito’s versatility allows virtually any customer to find the
vehicle which exactly matches their specific user profile”, said Peter
Wiemann, chairman of the "International Van of the Year jury", at the
award ceremony during the International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA) in
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito also won the coveted "Van of the
Year" annual prize when it was launched in 1996. The second generation
of this successful van was presented last year and enjoys great
popularity, not least due to its variety of different models.
Mercedes-Benz vans also went on to win three further prizes at the
International Commercial Vehicle Show 2004. The Vito won the "German
Commercial Vehicle Prize 2004/2005" in the van category up to three
tonnes GVW awarded by the German Master Tradesmen's Association.
Secondly, the same target group voted the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter into
first place in the category up to 3.5 tonnes GVW. And finally, also in
the category up to 3.5 tonnes, readers of the German baking trade's
"Back Journal" voted the Sprinter "Baker's Van of the Year”.
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1 PS = 735.49875 Watts
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