It will debut in 2022.
We’ve seen the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Citan testing on public roads a number of times and the Daimler-owned brand has already confirmed the model will be developed in cooperation with Renault. It turns out the MPV won’t be the only new small van from the company as it has just teased a brand new product. Meet the T-Class.
It’s apparently going to be more than just a passenger version of the Citan as it will be “tailored to the needs of families whilst also being a suitable companion for active leisure enthusiasts.” Simply put, we expect the T-Class to be a more lifestyle-oriented small van for private customers, in the same vein as the Peugeot Rifter. It will be launched on the market in the first half of 2022.
"With the new Mercedes-Benz T-Class, we will offer a vehicle which makes it possible for families and those with active pastimes to step into the Mercedes-Benz world,” Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, explains the overall concept behind the T-Class. “These customers seek attractive and practical compact vehicles – and it is precisely these demands which the new T-Class fulfils.”
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The first-generation Citan was often criticised for being just a rebadged Renault model and Mercedes wants to make sure its successor is “clearly discernible at first glance as a member of the Mercedes-Benz family.” If we have to translate the marketing language here into more understandable words, this means higher quality materials, distinctive design, and advanced technologies.
Mercedes also confirmed the T-Class will be available in both ICE-powered and all-electric versions. Two sliding doors, one at each side, will allow “easy and comfortable access to the interior.”