The next generation Mercedes Citan will be developed in conjunction with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

The next generation Mercedes Citan will be developed in conjunction with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

August 24, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The current Citan is a clone of the Renault Kangoo van. It is likely that the relationship between these two models will continue in the next generation.

Mercedes-Benz Citan appeared in 2012. Currently, this German van receives two versions in length, several interior and cargo compartment architecture options, front-wheel drive, 6-speed manual transmission, and the only one and a half liter diesel engine with three power options of 80, 95 and 116 horsepower. The other day, the office of Mercedes-Benz Vans officially announced that work on the second generation Citan will begin in the very near future. And again, in close collaboration with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. This means that van will share his “cart” with the new Kangoo and Dokker, which will positively affect the further expansion of cooperation between Daimler and the Alliance. The appearance of the Mercedes Citan of the next generation is expected only after two years.

It is also known that with the change of generation, Citan will acquire a fully electric version. At the same time, despite serious revision on all fronts, the model will retain the family features of the German brand and will be unmistakably recognized as a Mercedes-Benz.

There are no details about the “green” version of the van. Experts suggest that the manufacturer can take a benchmark on the larger Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer model, which recently debuted on the market, with a 116-horsepower powerplant and a 41 kW / h battery. On one charge, such a car will be able to drive 156-186 kilometers. The new Citan, apparently, will show the best features.