Mercedes-Benz VitoSpain – The first series production vehicle rolled off the line at the Vitoria plant after a €190m ($246m) investment to prepare for the model changeover of the OEM’s mid-size vans.

Mercedes-Benz says the new Vito is the first mid-size van to offer three drive system variants: front, rear and all-wheel-drive. Fuel consumption (combined cycle Kawa/Tourer) stands at 6.8-5.71/100km, while CO2 emissions are 179-149g/km.

According to Frank Klein, head of Production, Mercedes-Benz Vans, the new Vito will be the OEM’s second global vehicle after the Sprinter. Emilio Titos, head of the Vitoria assembly plant, commented that the site “continues to be the competence centre for mid-size vans within our global production network”.