We won’t need to wait until the first week of March and the 84th Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland for our first unobstructed view of the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class people-carrier and van series after all.
Today, we learned that the W447-codenamed replacement of the current Viano and Vito passenger and light commercial vans will be officially introduced during a special presentation in Munich, Germany, this Thursday, January 30, and you can bookmark this page to watch the unveiling through a live video stream.
What we know about the new V-Class is that, while it will keep the current series’ no frills, boxy shape on the outside, it will move away from its van heritage inside sporting a modern and luxurious interior inside, fitted with the same creature comforts and gadgets as Benz’s other passenger models.
Mercedes stated the following:
“The V-Class offers an elegantly designed body and interior in the style of a Mercedes-Benz passenger car, a spacious and highly versatile compartment and efficient drive systems, combined with the highest level of comfort in its segment. It turns in an impressive performance both as a spacious family car and flexible vehicle for leisure activities and as a luxury people carrier, for example when used as a shuttle bus.”
Following its world premiere in Geneva, the new V-Class will go on sale during the second quarter of the year in Europe, and may find its way in Benz’s North American showrooms in 2015 as well.
On a side note, if you’re into trucks, the same player found below will also host a live video stream of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros SLT und Arocs SLT on Tuesday, January 28.
Exterior spy shots courtesy of Carscoops reader Marco