Mercedes-Benz prices up new Citan

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz Citan has finally arrived in the UK, featuring new exterior looks and more on-board tech


Replacing the original Citan which first arrived on UK roads in 2012, the second-generation Mercedes-Benz Citan range is finally available to order in the UK after some delay, featuring a fresh exterior design and more on-board tech.

Like the first-generation Citan, the new model is based on the Renault Kangoo – both were first unveiled back in the middle of 2021. The first orders of compact ‘L1’ models are scheduled to start arriving in February, while the larger ‘L2’ wheelbase variants will join the range later in the year, as well as crew van and all-electric models.

‘L1’ models have a load length of roughly 1.8 metres, and a maximum payload of 666kg. Around 3,500kg of trailer weight can be towed. All models will be fitted with automatic stop/start systems.

Regardless of your choice of wheelbase, the new Citan is powered by the samesame turbocharged 95hp 1.5-litre diesel engine that was an option in the previous range. Paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox, the van offers up to 54mpg. Mercedes-Benz is yet to announce if the Citan will be available with other combustion-powered engine options in the UK – originally two petrol engine variants were also planned.

The latest Citan gets a substantial exterior refresh, including a reshaped front grille and new headlight and front bumper designs. The van sits on 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. Two trims are available ‘Progressive’ and ‘Premium’, the latter adding a number of exterior alterations, including body-coloured bumpers, chrome accents and a gloss black dashboard trim.

Inside, the Citan features a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with a voice assistant and Android Auto or Apple Carplay compatibility. Safety assistance features include cruise control with a speed limiter, a reversing camera, automatic braking assistance, and a hill-start function. Blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance feature on the van’s options list.

Prices for the range starts at just north of £21,000. Pricing for crew cab and all-electric versions of the Citan will be announced in the coming months.

Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Van Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in van-buying need with independent and impartial advice.

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