Published on Tuesday 21 May 2013 in Van News
The new Mercedes-Benz Citan only made its debut in March, but the the small van has already scooped its first major award at this year's Honestjohn.co.uk awards ceremony as Most Popular Van. Honest John's website gives trustworthy advice to drivers and by replacing the traditional judging format with the opinions of its users, the website boasts that its annual awards give the real picture on consumer motoring habits.
The Citan, based on the current Renault Kangoo, and built by Renault in the same factory in France is trimmed and specified to Mercedes' levels. Although it has disappointed in one area where Mercedes cars and commercial vehicles usually excel - safety where it only managed a three-star Euro NCAP crash test score, Dan Harrison, Editor of honestjohn.co.uk, was still very positive about the Citan: "This is the first ever small van from Mercedes-Benz and it feels a cut above the competition in terms of quality and refinement. It's proved very popular on the site and with the new Sprinter coming soon it looks to be a busy year for Mercedes-Benz vans."
The Mercedes-Benz-Citan only became available two months ago, but is already generating a significant interest. (Link to Mercedes vans range). The Citan is available in three lengths: compact (3940mm), long (4320mm) and extra-long (4710mm). Three 1.5-litre diesel engines with particulate filters are up for grabs with power outputs of 75, 90 and 110hp, and a 114hp 1.2-litre petrol engine is also offered.