Mercedes Citan now available as extra-long Traveliner

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Mercedes Benz has announced that its urban delivery van, the Citan, is now available as an extra-long Traveliner version.

The variant comes with seven seats and offers owners a great range of flexibility.

The firm says the Citan Traveliner is ideal for carrying cargo and crew or it can be used as a taxi. Mercedes also says its Traveliner makes an ideal choice as a people carrier for private use.

Based on the excellent Mercedes Citan, the new Traveliner has a gross vehicle weight of 2.2t and a third row of seats in its extra long cabin of 4,705mm.

More space on board the Mercedes Citan extra-long Traveliner

The seats can be easily removed and they are also adjustable backwards and forwards by up to 130mm.

The extra long Traveliner can carry up to 400litres of luggage and with the rear row of seats removed that will expand to a useful 2,200litres. However, remove the middle row as well and the luggage space expands to an impressive 3,500litres.

For anyone thinking of buying the Mercedes Citan extra-long Traveliner, there’s plenty of equipment on board including load securing rings on the floor and a load compartment cover.

Available to order from August 2014, the van comes with a choice of two engine outputs; the 109 CDI which has 90bhp and the 111 CDI with 110bhp.

Prices start at £17,870 plus VAT.

Mercedes Benz vans have a bumper 2014

Meanwhile, Mercedes have also revealed that the first five months of this year have seen its sales figures rocket; the UK is now the firm’s number-one market in Europe.

The firm’s popularity among van buyers has now made the UK its number two market in the world.

The firm racked up its best ever sales for the month of May with more than 2,800 vehicles being registered – that’s 29% more than the same month last year.

Among the best sellers are the Citan and Vito though the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis Cab has seen its sales figures rocket three-fold for May compared to the same month last year.