Pricing and spec unveiled for the new Mercedes Citan

Pic of new Mercedes Citan now in UK showrooms
With a fresh design, the new Mercedes Citan will continue to be a popular van choice in the UK.

The new Mercedes Citan L1 panel van is now in the showrooms with the L2 version set to arrive later this year.

Fully electric eCitan variants, with zero tailpipe emissions, will follow at some point.

There’s a sharp new design and stylish interior and each van comes with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty and free, roadside assistance.

MobiloVan that covers accidents, breakdowns and minor mishaps

Drivers also get MobiloVan which covers accidents, breakdowns and minor mishaps and driver errors – from running out of fuel or using the wrong fuel to flat tyres.

It also covers lost keys and attempted theft or vandalism in the UK and across Europe.

The new Citan also features ‘Mercedes me’ connectivity as standard so that real-time vehicle data can be accessed remotely via a smartphone app to help optimise uptime, safety and security.

Other features include over-the-air software updates, and access to vehicle monitoring in the event of theft.

The app can also check fuel levels, mileage and remote door-locking functionality.

Multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice assistant

Multimedia functions, including a seven-inch touch screen and a multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice assistant and smartphone integration are also standard features on all Citan trim.

Both L1 and L2 versions of the award-winning Citan will be powered by the same 1.5-litre diesel engine, which generates 95 hp and 260 Nm of torque, and delivers fuel economy of 54.3 mpg – helped by the ECO start/stop function.

Drive is to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or optional seven-speed automatic transmission.

Two trim levels will be available, Progressive and Premium and both are packed with equipment.

Heat-insulating glass all round and multi-function steering wheels

All Citan cab interiors boast heat-insulating glass all round and multi-function steering wheels that adjust for both rake and height.

Exterior design touches include 16-inch wheels and heated, electrically adjustable side mirrors.

The Premium range offers exterior tweaks such as body-coloured bumpers, chrome trim, gloss black dashboard finish, a Dynamic exterior package with metallic paint and unique alloy wheels and a Light package, which comprises LED high-performance headlights with high beam assist and front foglamps.

The new Citan L1 has a load length of 1,806 mm and a payload capability of 667 kg in the Progressive, with a 666 kg payload for Premium vehicles. Both are rated to tow trailers up to a maximum gross train weight of 3,500 kg.