Citan 109 1.5 CDI Compact Diesel
NVS Verdict: Solid, well built and a good performer but is it just a Kangoo with a Mercedes badge and can it really compete with the Caddy?
Mercedes Benz Citan CDi
What is it?
Mercedes have now at last produced a small van to fit under the already impressive Vito and Sprinter range. Not only that it is available in THREE wheel base lengths Compact 3.94m - Long 4.32m and the Extra long at 4.71m. All of their engines have plenty of torque, which gives good pulling power at low revs even in third gear. The steering is accurate and precise and the handling is impressive too. According to Mercedes the suspension damping and and stabiliser bars have all be finely attuned.
Mercedes has done some impressive work to make the Kangoo based Citan worthy of the three pointed star badge on the bonnet..