Mercedes-Benz is readying its van successor to the Citan. Dubbed the 'T-Class', this commercial offering will be taking on the popular Volkswagen Caddy.
There's something endearing about vans. Not only are the driving manners generally excellent, but the additional practicality is also welcome. We at Cars.co.za are quite fond of vans and have had some memorable experiences in them over the years. One of our staffers even forked out his hard-earned money and bagged himself an Opel Combo.
The van segment will be moving along nicely in 2021, with an all-new Volkswagen Caddy due to make landfall in South Africa, and this offering from Mercedes-Benz is scheduled for a reveal in early 2021. Developed in conjunction with Renault (itself a brand known for its Kangoo offering), the Mercedes-Benz T-Class has been spotted undergoing on-the-road testing. We suspect it will share powertrains too, which will mean we could expect petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid options. Given the European market's shift into electrification, we won't be surprised if there's an all-electric version either.
In terms of body style, Mercedes-Benz will be offering the new T-Class as a family van and as a commercial vehicle from the middle of 2021, and it will feature sliding side doors.