Buying a taxi is a big decision. It’s your future business, so the vehicle you choose needs to be not only capable of going the distance but also needs to prove cost effective on the journey. A Vito Taxi does all that.
Mercedes-Benz Vans has launched its all-new Vito Taxi; a worthy successor to the vehicle that took the industry by storm, which has sold in excess of 3,000 units since its launch in 2008.
The inclusion of our new generation of clean but powerful EU6 engines has had a dramatic effect on performance over their EU5 predecessors. The EU6 engine uses our proprietary BlueEFFICIENCY technology, which not only improves fuel consumption but also reduces CO2 emissions.
Lower emissions not only have a beneficial environmental impact they also reduce your excise duty banding meaning you pay less.
It’s not just at the pump or the DVLA where you’ll notice the difference, it’s in the total cost of ownership. The Vito Taxi comes with servicing intervals of up to 24,000 (based on vehicle usage) thanks to the unique Service ASSYST engine management system* and also comes with a 3 year, unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty & MobiloVan back-up, which includes free, round-the-clock emergency roadside assistance. Pricing for the London variant is still to be announced.
Each vehicle comes with Service24h included as standard, which entitles you to free roadside assistance for three years. And finally, provided your Vito Taxi is serviced and maintained regularly through our Agility scheme, you’re guaranteed a strong residual value when you come to replace your vehicle.
Vito Taxi offers unrivalled levels of space and refined comfort for the driver and up to six passengers, as well as being fully-wheelchair accessible. Available initially in a National specification, customers can choose from the front wheel-drive 109CDI model, with an 88 hp Euro 6 engine, or the 114CDI with a 114 hp Euro 6 engine, which drives the rear wheels. Both come with manual gearboxes (optional seven-speed automatic gearbox is available for the 114CDI models) and in Compact or Long body lengths.
Later in 2016, a London specification version will be available, incorporating the rear steering axle that allows it to meet the famous 25ft turning circle rule as prescribed by the Public Carriage Office so it can execute a U-turn in London’s congested streets
The London variant is offered with the more powerful engine as standard together with the 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic gearbox, which is now controlled using a steering column-mounted lever; offering easy gear selection allowing the driver to remain aware of their busy surroundings.
Standard equipment on both versions includes the fuel-saving BlueEFFICIENCY measures which features engine Start/Stop function for the 114CDI models, air conditioning for driver and passengers, electric folding mirrors, electrically operated sliding doors on both sides and electrical nearside step; London Taxis feature an additional off-side step.
Appearances count and the understated quality of a Vito Taxi will not only provide a memorable experience for all your passengers but also provide a lasting impression of your business. It’s the refined way to travel around town.