The new Vito as economic miracle

Jul 28, 2014
  • Economical consumption: from 5.7 litres per100 kilometres
  • Long service intervals, favourable leasing offers
Is a new and a distinctly enhanced van able to beat its predecessor on price? The new Vito can – among mid-size vans it's an economic miracle. Versions of the new Vito with front-wheel drive and the compact OM 622 turbodiesel engine make a clear statement on procurement alone: the attractive purchase price is significantly less than for the comparable previous model.
Economical consumption: from 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres
It doesn’t stop there though: the new Vito attains peak values on fuel consumption. On average, consumption of diesel in the NEDC is some 20 percent less than for the preceding version. Depending on the model, the difference may amount to up to 32 percent. In other words, the new Vito's consumption is down by between 0.6 and 2.6 litres per 100 km. This saves money. Based on an annual distance travelled of just 20,000 km – and assuming a fuel cost of 1.40 euros per litre – this translates into a cost benefit of between approximately 170 and 730 euros a year.
Not only is the new Vito more economical to drive than its predecessor, it also achieves top values in its class: the favourable certified figure of 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres for the Vito 116 CDI BlueEfficiency with an engine output of 120 kW (163 hp) and truck registration is unmatched in this vehicle category.
Long service intervals, favourable leasing offers
Whatever the engine variant, every new Vito benefits from long service intervals of up to 40,000 km or two years (previously 30,000 km). The period of time between services is calculated on an individual basis. When the new Vito launches, the ASSYST service computer will be part of the standard equipment in Europe. It uses data on actual engine load, driving style, distance travelled and conditions of use to calculate a flexible service interval.
Maintenance and repair costs are up to 6.4 percent lower than for the predecessor. For service contracts this is reflected in a considerable cost reduction. Lower costs for repairs and maintenance for the new Vito, its reasonable price positioning and expected high residual value mean that the model change will in all likelihood lower service leasing and long-term rental payments. The new Vito is living up to its reputation for low costs.