Mercedes-Benz is claiming the new Viano raises the benchmark for comfort, material quality and efficiency in large-capacity vehicles to a whole new level.
The interior has been improved, while BlueEfficiency technology, which comes as standard, aims to give maximum fuel economy and minimum environmental impact.
The new suspension has been designed to offer comfort in conjunction with driving enjoyment and active safety, while the styling of the Viano takes cues from the current Mercedes-Benz passenger car range.
Exceptional efficiency, delivering low emissions and fuel consumption, is key to the new drive system, say Mercedes-Benz.
In conjunction with the engineering of the current generation of four and six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz engines, this is achieved through the BlueEfficiency technology that comes as standard on the new generation Viano.
This encompasses on-demand activation of major assemblies, an ECO start-stop system and optimised low-resistance tyres. The new six-speed transmission, standard in combination with all four-cylinder diesel engines, also helps reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption.