Mercedes-Benz says it will continue its engagement in the small van segment and has decided on the successor of its small van Citan as part of the Mercedes-Benz Vans product portfolio – including an electric version. The vehicle will again be established in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

"The new Citan will undergo a comprehensive new development and clearly be recognisable as a Mercedes-Benz at first glance. We will provide for a distinctive brand-adequate identity in the successor of our small van," said Marcus Breitschwerdt, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has been offering the Citan since 2012. Mercedes says the small van is ideal for the wide range of challenges and applications encountered in urban areas.

With the Citan successor, Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will continue their strategic cooperation which started nine years ago. 

Renault's Maubeuge manufacturing plant specialises in LCVs  and currently serves as the production source for Renault Kangoo, Kangoo ZE, and Mercedes Citan.

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