Following the success of its market launch in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class has been redesigned for both luxury and utility.
Weststar Associates Limited, the authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, says the vehicle became a success after its launch globally and in Nigeria since its introduction in 2017.
The new V-Class, according to a statement by the firm, now comes in three different lines of standard, Avante-Garde and exclusive, in addition to an exclusive AMG line which comes with refined sportiness.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Weststar, Mirko Plath, said the new V-Class was designed as a result of the international growth strategy of Mercedes-Benz ‘Vans goes global’ with the goal to further extend the business unit’s technology leadership, expand existing brand activities and tap into new growth potential outside the core European markets.
According to him, the V-Class fits in perfectly to this global approach as it combines luxury, utility, and performance for customers who want to have an enjoyable driving experience with the functionality of a van that can serve their daily needs for both personal use and work-related activities.
He said, “The new design has features that include a generous interior space, an attractive exterior design, technological leadership, high-quality equipment and excellent safety highlights that set it apart from its competitors.
“Customers in Nigeria can now enjoy luxury and utility together in a van as the V-Class is built following the excellent standards of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and is equipped with a generous amount of interior space to accommodate business and family needs of different customer groups. From the interior and exterior designs to the safety and driving assistance systems, the new V-Class is way ahead in its segment.”
The standard V-Class line’s exterior design is equipped with16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlamps, a manual tailgate with fixed rear window and four individual seats in the rear while Avante-Garde line’s exterior is equipped with 17-inch light-alloy wheels, a waistline trim strip in chrome, separately opening rear windows, LED intelligent light system and an additional left sliding door.
The exclusive, on the other hand, is equipped with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a panoramic sliding roof, an ‘exclusive’ label on the fender, electric sliding doors and tailgate as well as the avant-garde sports package included.
According to the firm, the modern, generously-dimensioned interior is exemplary in the multi-purpose vehicle segment both in terms of its ergonomics and its visual and tactile value appeal as well.
“Design and materials meet the highest standards. This is seen among other features in the media display with a high-quality glass surface or the generously sized trim. Even more individually, exclusively and sportily, the interior of the V-Class can be optionally equipped with the AMG line and the interior design package or with the V-Class exclusive and V-Class avant-garde design and equipment lines as well as the avant-garde interior design package available for this,” the firm said.
It added that with agile performance and high efficiency, the V-Class engine with 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission impresses with its superior handling characteristics and low fuel consumption.
The firm said, “For the Nigerian market, the V-Class comes in a vertical in-line 4 cylinder petrol engine with 211hp with an output of 155kW and a peak torque of 350nm – delivering plenty of driving enjoyment, thanks to the new innovations in the engine.
“With its unique concept that combines the functionality of a van with the typical strengths of a Mercedes-Benz saloon, the V-Class has, meanwhile, convinced customers in around 90 countries including Nigeria.
Thanks to its exceptional style, high comfort, and multiple individualization options, suiting different needs, the V-Class enjoys a unique position in the global MPV segment.”