Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2019 V-Class, the facelifted van range which will include a fully-electric model at some stage, will be available in Australia from the third quarter of 2019.
Exterior changes are minimal, there’s a newly designed bumper with restyled air intakes. Buyers can option an AMG Line package that adds a new diamond radiator grille with chrome pins for a more sporty appearance.
Four new paint colours and four new light-alloy wheel designs round out the updates to the outside.
The cabin has been dressed up with new trim elements, redesigned air vents and a new leather colour called Tartufo.
Luxury seats with fully reclining function, back massage and climate-control are available as an option.
Two engine options have been announced, a four-cylinder diesel unit from the E-Class will power the V250d, it produces 140kW and 440Nm and is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
In Europe, the higher-grade V300d uses the same oiler only it’s tuned to output 176kW and 500Nm. It is not yet known if the V300d will come to Oz.
With the eVito already available and the eSprinter due for market launch in the second half of 2019, Mercedes-Benz has committed to a fully-electric van for private use with the design to be previewed with the reveal of the Concept EQV at the upcoming Geneva motor show.
The updated V-Class will get a raft of new safety tech including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and the new Highbeam Assist Plus, which automatically switches between high and low-beam.
Local specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the local launch in the third quarter of 2019.
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