All-new Mercedes T-class MPV
The latest T-Class is effectively the spiritual descendant of the firm’s short-lived Vaneo MPV manufactured from 2002 to 2005. The revolutionary computer was built for “families and others with active pastimes,” said Marcus Breitschwerdt, president of the Vans division of the group.
The new Mercedes T-class, set to go on sale in the first half of 2022, will be developed alongside the second-generation commercial Citan van. The latest Citan, introduced in 2012, is heavily based on the Renault Kangoo and the upcoming T-class would essentially substitute the passenger derived Citan Tourer.
Although it is to be built with the assistance of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Mercedes said the T-Class would offer “unmistakably typical technology” of the company’s models. This would be built with sliding doors on both sides for a variety of applications, including public travel as part of the “sharing facilities.” Additionally, the teaser offers a clue regarding the profile of the current T-class.
Mercedes-Benz has yet to outline individual powertrains, but he confirmed that alongside those powered by combustion, a completely electric variant will be available. The new Kangoo EV edition incorporates an autonomous 60hp motor providing a range of about 160 km.
The new Citan is manufactured at a French utility vehicle plant in Renault. While unconfirmed, this arrangement is likely to continue with the T-class and next-generation Citan when they enter production globally in 2022.