A few weeks ago, Mercedes revealed interior images of its upcoming V-Class, a new van set to take the place of several models. Now the latest news suggests that the V-Class could make its way Stateside.

Based on a new rear-wheel-drive platform, the new V-Class would slot in below the Sprinter that has made so much headway in the North American market. A luxury version would be marketed to customers who might otherwise be looking at a Chrysler Town & Country or Toyota Sienna, while the Vito version would be more utilitarian to target the Nissan NV200 and Ford Transit (but larger than the Transit Connect, which is closer in size to the European-market Citan).

With a rear-drive platform and four- and six-cylinder engine options, the V-Class would offer a compelling alternative to the front-wheel-drive competition. And with premium accoutrements like a panoramic glass sunroof and wood trim, the V-Class could make a reasonable replacement for the departing R-Class.


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      pickles
      • 1 Year Ago
      They were in bed with Chrysler- if they can knock off the Stow-n-Go brilliant seats and step up the lux it could be a slam dunk in upscale family country. The diesels would nail the mileage gap the old-school Sienna and Odyssey miss out on. I'd be a potential buyer. Side note: Volvo, with its heritage of safety should have one-upped the upscale family van a LONG time ago. It would have been THE van to have for picking up your kids from private shool and giving them the elite but not overtly prestigious vibe. Hope it's garage-able with folding side mirrors and a tight turning radius. YES.
      rbnhd1144
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Vito vans are great, make mine a Sport X,, These vans should have been here before the Sprinter, why do these companies drag their feet
      CarCrazy24
      • 1 Year Ago
      Give it a diesel and a starting price in the mid to high 30k range and it should do very well for MBZ
      adam1keith1980
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looking forward to the V63 AMG 4-matic.
      hadji murad
      • 1 Year Ago
      that interior is amazing. i want one for the fam.
      fx16gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lol. The more they try to compete in every segment..the more the lose there prestige.. dropping the price on the S Class? Why?
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @fx16gts
        You've never been outside of the US, have you? Clearly you haven't.
          fx16gts
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
          Marketing for Mercedes in the US compared to other countries are different.
        Dean
        • 1 Year Ago
        @fx16gts
        There is so much wrong with your comment. Mercedes-Benz is a mainstream automaker around the world. It looks like they're slowly trying to become a mainstream automaker in the US. I believe they're testing the feasibility of that in the US, with the Sprinter, and the CLA. I'd love to see an expansion of the Mercedes-Benz brand in the US.
      Trace
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally, other than cost, a reasonable replacement for the VW Eurovan. A van (other than the clunky full sized offerings) with decent room and a decent layout.
        Dane Grant
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Trace
        that is what I was thinking... I wonder if it could come with 4matic? I love my Eurovan, but it is getting long in the teeth....
      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      the new MB goal must be all their cars to have the same look, inside and out. i don't like this.. soon we will have only 20 or so cars to look at, with just different sizes from all manufacturers
      Benjamin Roethig
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems like they would be going after the Chevy Astro space with this.
      Robert Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      These are great Vans and unlike the Sprinter can be made as Personal Vans
        Dean
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robert Ryan
        Sprinters can be made for personal use. Not practical in most cases, but it's possible.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would totally rock a V-class in that configuration with the facing 2nd and 3rd rows as a family hauler, as long as it was offered with the diesel.
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