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Mercedes-Benz Vito captures the U.S. Vanlife scene

For the first time in the U.S., the brand with the three-pointed star is positioning its mid-size van as a basis for camper van conversions. Driverge Vehicle Innovations is one of the first U.S. manufacturers in the RV market to commit to the Vito (aka Metris) and in partnership with Mercedes-Benz has brought out the Metris Getaway. We are now intensifying our efforts to meet this demand in the U.S. with our compact Vito midsize van in addition to our Sprinter large van. That is why we are partnering with manufacturers like Driverge to provide the Vito as a basis vehicle for their camper van conversions. Practiced in Europe for some time, this positioning is a first for us in the U.S.

About the Mercedes-Benz Vito

In addition to its efficient four-cylinder petrol engine, the U.S. variant of the Vito impresses with maintenance intervals of up to 24,000 km and a reliable towing capacity of around 2250 kg. Crosswind Assist stabilises the vehicle, providing for safe conditions in strong gusts of wind. At the same time the load-adaptive dynamic traction control, ESP, actively intervenes in the power transmission of the engine and brakes the wheels individually or reduces the torque transferred to stabilise the vehicle when the wheels spin.

About the Metris Getaway

Anyone looking for more "camping flair" can have the Metris Getaway optionally equipped with an awning, mosquito/bug screens for the sliding doors and the rear hatch as well as a rear tent. Another highlight is the pull-out kitchen which can be ordered for the rear of the camper van. To add further personalization to the camper van, customers can chose from around 200 different coloured decals.

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Nov 12, 2020 at 00:03

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