Although Mercedes-Benz sells its Sprinter van in the US, this doesn’t represent the full range of commercial vehicles it sells in Europe. And a new name in the portfolio will be the Citan urban delivery van.
The name was announced today at the Mercedes-Benz Design Center in Sindelfingen, Germany during a symposium on city logistics. The name Citan, as you might have guessed, is derived from the words "City" and "Titan" in order to emphasize its role as a specialist in city logistics.
Its design is correspondingly robust, while a generous load compartment with compact dimensions will make it efficient, safe and dynamic to drive, combined with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The choice of drive systems comprises a broad range of diesel and gasoline engines, with an electric version already in the planning stages. The market launch of Citan to be autumn 2012, when it will be available as a panel van, crewbus or Mixto in various lengths and weight categories. It will be shown in public for the first time in September 2012 at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany.