The Mercedes Vito was the most impressive production launch of the show. Now in its third generation, the all-new Vito design featured a very good balance of proportions, taught and dynamic sculpted surface transitions and very few lines.
The detailing of the headlamps and grilles in particular were very well crafted, while the interior had a very premium feel for this segment. The Vito is clearly purpose built with adequate storage and fantastic ergonomics. It’s a sure winner for Mercedes and it definitely moves the game on for this segment of vans in Europe.
The Opel Vivaro had its global premier and was one the best-looking vans at the show. With its signature ‘wing’ daytime running lights, central peak on the hood elements in the headlamp clusters on upper level models the front end has its own identity. The sculpted surfaces and panel break up also acts as strong graphic elements on the bodyside. The surface sculpt feature around the fog carries the same essence of its side feature.
The overall design is in harmony and has a good mix of sharp lines and elegant surfaces. Renault and Opel share the same van with different faces and few differentiating changes. As expected the Renault Traffic was not on display at the show, which gave the Vivaro all the undivided attention it deserved.
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