The opportunity of having a Mercedes Citan on a week-long trial was long enough for one business to switch to the impressive small van.
Northern Ireland-based Dunlop Agencies have used Mercedes Sprinter vans for many years to deliver orders to customers without a problem.
However, they also used car-derived vans made by other van makers and they have now switched to the excellent Mercedes Citan.
Mercedes Citan proves unbeatable
They have now taken delivery of two Mercedes Citan 109 CDI models which have been emblazoned with the firm’s new livery.
The firm’s managing director, Barry Dunlop, said: “The van represents a significant improvement on what we had been using and the fuel returns were in the late 40s.
“The guys were really impressed also with the all-round quality and comfort of the Citan.”
The firm has also opted to add the same Driver’s Pack which came with the test vehicle and features air con, a centre armrest with storage, electric folding mirrors and Parktronic parking sensors.
Mercedes Citan offers comfort and economy
Mr Dunlop explained the reason for having the Driver’s Pack was to help turn the vans into mobile offices because their employees spend most of their working day in them.
He added: “Our Mercedes vans have always had a flawless reliability and they are a byword for quality which also enhance our own image.
“We also take comfort from the fact that Mercedes vehicles are among the safest on the road and we are conscious of our duty of care.”
When the firm considered the competitive prices of the Mercedes Citan and the servicing arrangements which made the decision for the new vans an easy one to make.
The Mercedes Citan is a workhorse
There’s no doubt that the Mercedes Citan is growing in popularity with businesses looking for a reliable and great performing small van.
The test team commercialvehicle.com hailed this as a great performer and admired its driving abilities – it handles much like the Mercedes car does.
For a variety of reasons, our testers said that the Mercedes Citan is the van that sets the benchmark for what is a competitive sector.