The Mercedes-Benz Citan compact commercial van has come to life online in advance of the RAI commercial vehicles show in Amsterdam. The Citan small commercial van, teased a couple months ago, is the first joint product to come from the Daimler and Renault-Nissan partnership and will join the Sprinter and Vito in the German automakerâs commercial van range. Based on the Renault Kangoo, the Mercedes-Benz Citan is too small to see direct European competition from the newly unveiled Ford Transit Custom cargo van.
Mercedes revealed the Citan before its scheduled public debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover in September. The Citan, which combines the words âcityâ and âtitan,â will continue the momentum Mercedes has in the commercial van market. Mercedes-Benz Van boss Volker Mornhinweg reports 2011 was the most successful year in the divisionâs history, and is convinced the Citan will gain a 4-5 percent market share of the emerging segment.